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A 37-year-old male asked:

how long does aspirin and tylenol (acetaminophen) stay in ur system? for example usually it says take every 6 hours so does that mean after that it's gone within?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on dose: A one-time dose is normally gone within that time frame. However, regular use of medications create a "steady state" baseline which takes longer to be metabolized. How long depends on your metabolism. For example, kidney or liver disease cause drugs to not be cleared as effectively, and the medication can build up in your system. Also, effects of Aspirin on platelets can last up to a week.

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Do pain relief patches still expose me to high doses of acetaminophen?

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This is a beautiful, well-articulated answer.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

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Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation ( 1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking can sometimes lower your platelets (the cells in your body that help clot your blood). Aspirin works by also inhibiting platelets, so together this could lead to bleeding problems.
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For Men weekly recommended maximum alcohol intake is 14 drinks for women it is 7. drinking that amount in one night does not count and is binge drinking.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Prevention: Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor. Platelets help to form clots. If platelets do not stick to each other, there is less clot formation. If on has clogged arteries to the heart muscle, and cholesterol deposits in the arteries, clots can form. A clot in the heart arteries is what causes a heart attack. If you are at risk, Aspirin will help to reduce the risk of clot and heart attack. See pcp!

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