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A 47-year-old female asked:

Take 1600 mg omega 3 daily. is it safe to take low dose 81 mg aspirin daily? get headaches and optical migraine.-normal brain mri in 2014,

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes, but: Not sure why you should be taking low dose aspirin given your age and gender. Look at USPSTF updated guidelines for low dose aspirin. Unless your 10yr risk for cardiovascular event is > 10%, daily low dose aspirin is not indicated.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: But it is not likely that you will derive any benefit from omega 3 at any dose. True, it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL. But it fails to reduce cardiovascular risk. It has no benefit for arthritis or brain function. We cannot find much effect except that it increases prostate cancer. If you want to support your friendly local pill pusher keep buying fish oil. Uncoated baby aspirin reduces ski
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Provided original answer
Baby aspirin reduces skin and colon cancers, reduces blood clots in the legs, reduces strokes and reduces heart attacks. Coated aspirin is not safer but is 50% less effective. The dose is 81mg [1/4 adult dose]. No benefit at higher dose to reduce unwanted blood clots.
Jul 9, 2017
Last updated Mar 16, 2021


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