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A 42-year-old member asked:

what is the difference between baby aspirin and normal aspirin?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Dose: Babies should not be given aspirin the so called "baby aspirin" is a 65 mg tablet. Regular Aspirin is anywhere from 325 to 1000 mg.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Product use: The term "baby" aspirin is archaic but lingers because of years of use.We rarely recommend aspirin for anyone under 16 yrs since the late 70's when it was linked with liver failure & death.When used in adults the anti-inflammatory dose requires multiples of the regular 325 mg tablet. If used to reduce platelet adhesion (MI,Stroke) they found the "baby" aspirin size is all they need.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can baby aspirin make periods lighter or heavier?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Heavier: Aspirin, even 81 mg, interferes with platelet function thus promoting bleeding.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to swallow baby aspirin instead of chewing it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Yes. It works faster when chewed but, if you're not in a hurry, swallowing is fine. (if you're taking it everyday, you have an Aspirin effect already so there's no hurry, but when people are having chest pain and not on Aspirin or their status isn't known, chewing gets it into their system faster).
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Should everyone over 50 take a baby aspirin?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Aspirin taken daily can be very beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes. However, not everyone should be on Aspirin therapy as there are medical conditions (ulcers, drug allergies, bleeding disorders, etc.) that could worsen with daily Aspirin use. In addition, there could be interactions with other medications. Discuss with your doctor before starting any Aspirin therapy.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can a baby use aspirin?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks.
A member asked:

Is it safe to take 2 baby aspirin every 12 hours ?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
Generally yes: Unless you have concerning health conditions. Check with your physician but 2 baby Aspirin bid equates to 1 regular Aspirin daily.

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