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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
18 years ago, I had an anaphylactic reaction after taking Bayer aspirin. Dr said never take aspirin again! I haven't. Do you agree?
Yes: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening reaction. If you have had that reaction to Aspirin in the past, a rechallenge with the same medication is unwise. If there were no alternative, then it may be reasonable to attempt a desensitization process., but that is not the case here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has an allergy to asprin (anaphylaxis) but they need to take it for whatever reason, can they be desensitized to it?
Yes: Yes, it can be done. But after the procedure, you need to take it everyday or you have to repeat the procedure again. Your local allergist could help you with this. ...Read more
6 Aspirins: Taking 6 aspirin tablets at one time is not good for a few reasons. It can thin your blood causing you to bleed easier. It can cause significant irritation to the lining of the stomach and can lead to bleeding and ulcers. It can cause strain on the kidneys and can lead to metabolic disturbances if taken in excess.Consult your physician before taking more than the recommended dosage of any medicine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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ASA overdose: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002542.htm. Depending on how many you took and other physiologic factors it can be very serious. Look at the list in the above link. Get help. ...Read more