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If you have afib and take enteric coated 81 low dose aspirin and it leaves big blood splotches on your skin, can you just take half of one every other?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Not from aspirin: Are you on anticoagulation med? If your purple splotches are mostly arms + hands, then it is senile purpura which is due to thin/ fragile senile skin. Aspirin does not do this. Plavix, coumidin, Eliquis, etc. may cause senile purpura to be worse. Enteric coating aspirin does not make it safer but makes it ineffective half the time. Correct dose is 1 chewable baby aspirin a day. You need not chew i

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