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what is proper amnt of asprin to give 93 year old after stroke?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Ask ur family doc: Seriously. There is no right answer. 75-81mg is minimum dose these days but more may be warranted. Need to know which kind of stroke eg ischemic or hemorrhagic. Any other risk factors eg atrial fibrillation, high BP etc. Check out http://www.Stroke.Org/site/pageserver?Pagename=prevent, http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/preventing_stroke.Htm, http://www.Cdc.Gov/stroke/what_you_can_do.Htm.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Complicated: First, Aspirin at low dose does not protect against future strokes very well, and i doubt that the effective dose of full strength Aspirin will be well tolerated. Indeed, unless there is primary cardiac disease causing the stroke issues, would use instead clopidigrel, or aggrenox, as both work far better, and maybe the best approach is the latter. Need to conference with your doctor.

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How long does a 81 mg asprin remain effective?

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Aspirin : Is primarily a pain killer and the effect generally lasts about four hours. A second effect of aspirin is the "thinning" of the blood which is utilized by health professionals to prevent heart attacks and strokes (caused by clots). This effect of aspirin can last 7 to 10 days. This is why you must stop using it a week before any surgery.

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