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A 31-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old member:

Should the public be taking an aspirin daily to prevent covid associated thrombosis, for prophylaxis in case they contract covid? we know tylenol is preferred over aspirin for covid patients, but why or why not on this?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
No NSAIDs: Aspirin is recommended for certain patients with cardiac conditions. Please review with your physician. Motrin and NSAIDs are not recommended during the infection, and Tylenol is preferred. Some patients who have been treated with NSAIDs while infected with SARS CoV-2 have had more complications. Aspirin does not prevent the illness.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19 concerns: The World Health Organization reversed their recommendation on not using NSAID's if COVID 19 positive. However, Aspirin is not being recommended for prophylaxis against hypercoagulation/ clots in case a person without specific needs for Aspirin becomes infected with COVID 19.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2020


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