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A 19-year-old male asked:

i forgot to take aspirin. it does affect?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
It does but...: It does affect your health but if it is only a one time incident , probably you should not worry about it . The most important thing is to focus on the future . Make sure that you have some kind of mechanism or reminder

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Does taking aspirin make my periods last longer?

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It should not: Although Aspirin can thin the blood, it should not increase the duration of a period. In fact, anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve (naproxen) are commonly used to decrease bleeding, as they decrease the inflammatory respons in the uterus, and cause the blood vessels to close off some.
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For how long does aspirin stay in your system?

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7 days: One Aspirin may have some effect in the body for up to 7 days but at least for one day. In pts with higher risk for bleeding or gastritis or peptic ulcers may be prescribed less often than daily if clinically necessary.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it it take for the effects of aspirin to kick in?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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5-12 minutes: A study published in a cardiology (heart) journal found that Aspirin started working (preventing platelets from clumping) after 5 minutes for chewable tablets, and after 12 minutes for tablets swallowed whole. If an adult takes Aspirin for pain or fever, probably more time needs to pass before he notices less pain or lower fever, perhaps 30 minutes.
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Doctors have told my husband from birth that he is deathly allergic to asprin, how will emt know not to give?

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Wear Med Alert Tag: He should get a med alert bracelet or necklace and wear it at all times. Emt's are trained to check for these items.
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Is it better to take baby asprin in the morning or before bed?

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No difference: The anti platelet effect of Aspirin is long acting so the timming is not important.

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