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Aspirin And Nexium
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
I've been diagnosed with gastritis. Gallbladder removed in May 2014. Taking Nexium 40 mg once daily. Stopped taking 81 mg of aspirin and no coffee con?
All good: OK i am assuming a doctor made the diagnosis of gastritis did they make the diagnosis based on your symptoms or did you have endoscopy you are doing the right thing medication could be the source of gastritis asa could be on of them make sure you are not taking other medicine? stress is other reason for gastritis make sure that is under control bacteria that cause ulcer could do the same ...Read more
I am 39 and healthy other than I take 40mg Nexium daily. Are there any high risks with taking a baby asprin a day in my condition for inflammation?
Minimal but yes: John, Aspirin, even 81 mg (baby aspirin) does not come without risk. There are risks of ulcers, as well as increased bleeding due to platelet blockade. If you are healthy and don't have an early family history of heart disease, you could probably go without taking it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does taking a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?
Yes: initial studies showed pretty good effects.those were in people taking a LOT of aspirin like drugs. in people taking daily aspirin.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24326741 maybe drugs like aspirin work 100% of the time ?!? looked really good.......... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?
It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix,aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.
Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium ... ...Read more
Aspirin: 2 adult aspirins every 6 hours would be the limit, but you shouldn't take this dose for more than a day or two because of potential irritation of the stomach and duodenal lining and gi bleeding. It is unnecessary to take this theurapeutic dose of aspirin nowadays because of the availability of medication like Tylenol,ibuprofen,Aleve,etc and these also have their own precautions. ...Read more
How many aspirins can I take at one time in order to stop my toothache? I have already taken two and it is not helping
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