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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

Find a better Dr: Are you ALLERGIC to aspirin? Sensitive people get asthma, coughing, or hives from it. Gastritis due to prostaglandin inhibition is a function of dose. Taking 4 adult size aspirin daily will cause stomach symptoms in many people. Taking a large dose makes no sense. If you are allergic to it, avoid it. Why diphenhydramine? It is used mostly as a sleeping pill.There are better antihistamines. Do you ...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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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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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 (levocetirizine). 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 (levocetirizine). 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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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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Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Consult your doctor: Aspirin taken daily, in low doses, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but it has deleterious effects as well. You should consult your doctor before self medicating with Aspirin or any other drug/medication. ...Read more

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I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

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 more

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What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal(aspirin)?

ASA: It can cause liver damage, acute ulceration of your stomach, perforation of your stomach, GI bleeding, affect clotting mechanism of your body. ...Read more

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal(aspirin) ?

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

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Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Stomach irritation: Stomach irritation ( gastritis) is common and a slight increased risk of bleeding is expected. ...Read more

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Side effects from aspirin?

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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