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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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I am taking 1,300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since i cannot discontinue my treatm

I am taking 1,300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since i cannot discontinue my treatm

1,300mg?: There are several protocols for desensitization, but I have never heard of any that require dosing as high as 1300mg nor any that require subsequent daily dosing this high. Please first check with the physician. Maximally, I would expect 325mg to be adequate to maintain desensitization. I am surprised stomach pain did not occur sooner, to be frank. Your MD may consider omeprazole as a first step ...Read more

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I've read that a person who has asthma sym's can be desensitized to aspirin but someone who gets only mild hives from aspirin cannot be. True?

I've read that a person who has asthma sym's can be desensitized to aspirin but someone who gets only mild hives from aspirin cannot be. True?

Not true: Most people who are sensitive to Aspirin (also to nsaids such as Ibuprofen ) react to the way these medications block inflammatory pathways. Desensitization can be performed with increasing doses of Aspirin very slowly. There is a risk of reactions. The desensitization effect will continue only as long as one continues to take aspirin. Stop aspirin, and you are back to being sensitive. ...Read more

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Chronic hive sufferer whose hives get worse w nsaids. I need aspirin for variety of reasons. Dr wants to desensitize me, now that i'm on xyzal. Safe?

Chronic hive sufferer whose hives get worse w nsaids. I need aspirin for variety of reasons. Dr wants to desensitize me, now that i'm on xyzal. Safe?

Aspirin: If your doctor is experienced in Aspirin desensitization, you will be in good hands, ask your doctor how many he has done. There are protocols to follow. Not all allergists do this in the office. ...Read more

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Allergist wants to desensitize me to aspirin so i can take them again(allergy, no asthma.) he suggests baby asp a day, at home, to start. Is he right?

Allergist wants to desensitize me to aspirin so i can take them again(allergy, no asthma.) he suggests baby asp a day, at home, to start. Is he right?

A bad idea: I think this is a bad idea. If you have a severe reaction at home and breathing problems, you are in a very severe situation. What are the symptoms are your allergy? ...Read more

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I've had psuedoallergies to nsaids. If i go thru a desensitization program for aspirin, does that also allow me to resume ibuprofen products?

I've had psuedoallergies to nsaids. If i go thru a desensitization program for aspirin, does that also allow me to resume ibuprofen products?

Interesting.: If the desensitization is succesful for asa it will probably be succesful for the nsaids as well. Before attempting this it might be worthwhile to consider three meds which generally have very low potential to induce pseudoallergy: salsalate, choline magnesium trisalicylate , diflunisal . Ask your doc. ...Read more

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If someone has an allergy to asprin (anaphylaxis) but they need to take it for whatever reason, can they be desensitized to it?

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

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