A member asked:

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

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alvin Lin answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

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.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

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.

Answered 6/24/2014



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