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Aspirin (Overview)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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What amount aspirin should I take?

What amount aspirin should I take?

The directions: are on the bottle, unless you are taking for cardio protective and at your age probably not. But Aspirin taken for a prolonged period will cause bleeding due to platelet inhibition ...Read more

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Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

Yes, but depends: The issue is why you may need to thin your blood. Aspirin is a good, relatively safe, inexpensive antiplatelet agent. Sometimes, though, antiplatelet activity is not adequate "blood thinning", e.g., for phlebitis or artificial heart valve protection (especially mitral valve), or an acute stroke. For long term use, or less critical circumstances, Aspirin in varying doses may be adequate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

See below: Aspirin poisoning or salicylism can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25% chronic overdose may be especially severe in children. ...Read more

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Does mthfr cause miscarriage? I know i need to increase my folic acid but some dr's prescribe aspirin for pregnancy. My dr says no

Likely, no: New data has shown that a diagnosis of mthfr mutation is not a likely culprit for miscarriage. New recommendations from the american college of ob/gyn state: screening homocysteine levels or (mthfr) is not recommended, b/c mthfr has not been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Folic acid is always a good idea in pregnancy. A baby Aspirin for women with unexplained miscarriages, also good. ...Read more

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The doc prescribed me one or two aspirin but would anything happen if I took three?

The doc prescribed me one or two aspirin but would anything happen if I took three?

Aspirin: That depends on the dosage & what your doctor prescribed it for. Best to talk to the doctor first. ...Read more

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Can a baby use aspirin?

Can a baby use aspirin?

No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Would aspirin work the same if i dissolved it in water?

I would be concerned: That it would become powder and stick to the sides of the glass - so that dosing would not accurate. ...Read more

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