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Momence, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

how old should you be to take aspirin?

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Aspirin: Aspirin can be used any time a child can take the chewable baby aspirin. This is an 81mg.Tab. So the answer is one year old . Make sure to look for the proper dose at any age.

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Is it safe for a 20 year old to take aspirin. is there a risk of reyes?

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Can happen: Although Reye's syndrome is generally considered a childhood disease, cases have been reported in adults. This is a rare phenomenon, but concerned people should consider using NSAIDs (Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead ASA (aspirin).

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