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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Overview)

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


Dr. William Jenkins
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What amount aspirin should I take?

Dr. William Jenkins
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Overview)

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


Dr. Irv Loh
Board Certified, Cardiology
44 years in practice
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Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

Dr. Irv Loh
Board Certified, Cardiology
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Evans Prieston
Board Certified, Pharmacy
39 years in practice
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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Dr. Evans Prieston
Board Certified, Pharmacy
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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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The doc prescribed me one or two aspirin but would anything happen if I took three?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can a baby use aspirin?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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Is aspirin effective for fighting colds and flu?

Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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No: It can bring down a fever but thats about all! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Would aspirin work the same if i dissolved it in water?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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