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Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

My father is 45 years old and doc told him to take baby aspirin everyday. should he get blood work regularly to monitor kidneys are anything?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not for aspirin: The recommended dose of Aspirin for prevention of heart attack is 81 mg daily. There is no need to monitor kidney function at that dose.
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Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Not required: This low a dose of Aspirin will help his platelets from sticking and plugging up small blood vessels. The usual goal is for the heart but it also works for the kidneys and brain.If he develops excesive bruising it may be a sign it is working too much and may require reducing the dose. Sometimes the dose will be increased to a full Aspirin also. Be sure to support him in taking his medications.
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Last updated Mar 5, 2020

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