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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.


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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Overview)

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?

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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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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

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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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe for babies?

Not recomended: Aspirin when given during certain childhood illnesses can cause rye syndrome. If baby has fever best to go with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is aspirin dangerous after hitting your head?

Can Be: Aspirin interfers with platelet function, which is required to make a clot. If you take a lot of Aspirin and injure some of the veins along the surface of the brain, you can get a subdural hematoma which is pretty serious. Note a single dose is not usually a problem. Repeated doses where all of the platelets are effected can lead to easy bleeding. ...Read more

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I think my son took 1 aspirin but he won't tell me cause he has Austim ?

I think my son took 1 aspirin but he won't tell me cause he has Austim ?

No big issue: For years we used aspirin for days at a time for pain and fever reduction in kids, but quit in the 80's after it was associated with liver failure after chickenpox or flu. A single dose in your 4 year old during his usual life is unlikely to matter at all. You might use the experience to increase safeguards against self medication or toxic ingestion. ...Read more

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Is consuming 4, 200 mg of aspirin a lethal dose?

Is consuming 4, 200 mg of aspirin a lethal dose?

Why are you asking?: Even if 800mg of Aspirin would not kill you, if you are trying to over-dose or strongly considering it then you need mental health assistance. If this is the case, please let your doctor know and seek help from a psychiatrist and/ or a psychologist. ...Read more

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Is intestinal bleeding a side effect of aspirin?

Aspirin bleeding: Most bleeding is from minor erosions of the stomach lining, not the bowel. ...Read more

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Side effects from aspirin?

Several: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will an aspirin after overdose stay in your system?

How long will an aspirin after overdose stay in your system?

Depends: Depends on how much you took, how well your kidneys work, and what the pH is of your urine (which in turn depends on other medications and foods you take). Aspirin overdose is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Whether taken intentionally or by accident, please seek immediate help in the er. ...Read more

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How long does aspirin last ?

Aspirin is dosed: Variably. It may be as low at 50 mg per day for some conditions and in other situations it may be dosed up to 6.5 g/ day (rheumatic fever). Dosing every 4 hours may be used for a number of conditions with max of 4 gm in divided dose per day. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of an expired aspirin and how long they will last?

What are the side effects of an expired aspirin and how long they will last?

Same as fresh: the side effects of expired aspirin should be the same as fresh aspirin, but probably a little less so. Most medications lose potency (strength) when they expire, but some become toxic. It's always best to discard any expired medication and replace it with a new supply. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice interact with aspirin or ibuprofen?

Does grapefruit juice interact with aspirin or ibuprofen?

Grapefruit juice : And other citrus fruits may interact with many medications but no significant interactions with Aspirin or ibuprofen. Citrus may interfere with the hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4. A pharmacist can check drug interactions for you. ...Read more

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Which ssri would be the best choice to take with aspirin 81 mg-losartan 50 mg -cardizem cd 150 as far as interactions?

Clean one: You will have to visit with your prescribing doctor. Two ssris at any dose range have minimal drug-drug interactions via the p450 system: citalopram and escitalopram. Any ssri will reduce platelet aggregation and thus gently increase the chance for spontaneous or easy bruising, though it is a rare occurence. Always visit with your doctor who knows you and your medical history best! ...Read more

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