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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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Will taking aspirin lead to reye syndrome ?

Will taking aspirin lead to reye syndrome ?

If use during viral: Although we do not know exactly why reye syndrome occurs, but often following viral illness such as flu, chicken-pox, and some viral upper respiratory infections, and use of Aspirin during these illnesses. This is syndrome is rather rare, but there are now many alternatives to control fever during illnesses and so use of Aspirin in children is not recommended. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Can lipitor, (atorvastatin) carvedilol, effient or Xanax increase blood sugar?

Can lipitor, (atorvastatin) carvedilol, effient or Xanax increase blood sugar?

May effect glucose: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been associated with increased bs or hgba1c, mainly in women. Carvedilol may potentiate anti diabetic agents and actually lower blood sugar. To the best of my knowledge, xanax and Effient have no effect on blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can taking an aspirin daily prevent dvts?

Can taking an aspirin daily prevent dvts?

Possibly: Best to consult your physician about your special circumstances, but a recent italian rct showed a 40% reduction in DVT or pe with a daily 100 mg Aspirin after completing 6-18 months of treatment with warfarin. ...Read more

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Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner ?

Mildly : Ecotrin is Aspirin with an enteric (stomach) coating. Aspirin inhibits platelets which are necessary to initiate clotting. People on Aspirin take longer to form a blood clot than people who don't take aspirin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i overdosed on aspirin, (as in an acute overdose, not chronic) how long would it take for i to die?

Can you tell me if i overdosed on aspirin, (as in an acute overdose, not chronic) how long would it take for i to die?

Aspirin od: Your quesiton troubles me. It makes me wonder if you are contemplating suicide. Please call and get help for yourself or talk to a crisis counselor or healthcare provider ASAP. All life is prescious, including yours.. ...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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Male 62 ,208 lb, 6'1. Fasting glucose127, Hemo Ac1-6.1. Take 80 ml statins for cholesterol; non hdl-170, hdl-52. do statins increase blood sugar?

Male 62 ,208 lb, 6'1. Fasting glucose127, Hemo Ac1-6.1. Take 80 ml statins for cholesterol; non hdl-170, hdl-52. do statins increase blood sugar?

Yes: Some popular brands associated with high blood sugar levels in study, but odds of problems are low. The overall benefit of statins still clearly outweighs the potential risk of incident diabetes, Discuss with your doctor if you should keep taking it. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting daily/over training cause high insulin level?

Can heavy lifting daily/over training cause high insulin level?

Insulin: High endogenous insulin levels may be due to an insulin secreting tumor or spikes in blood sugar, but I don't think that exertion raises the insulin levels unless blood sugar rises. However if you have had problems with low blood sugar after exercise,consult an endocrinologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Can i mix antibiotics (penicillin) and aspirin to reduce high fever?

Can i mix antibiotics (penicillin) and aspirin to reduce high fever?

Maybe - depends : In most cases, it is safe to take Aspirin with antibiotics. However, you should do this only under a doctor's care. ...Read more

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What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

81mg: Baby Aspirin (81mg) can be taken. One possible caveat is that sometimes brain bleeds can mimic TIA or stroke. In that case taking Aspirin can result in bleeding complications. ...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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Does stopping taking low-dose aspirin increase the likelihood of clotting?

Does stopping taking low-dose aspirin increase the likelihood of clotting?

Depends: All depends on your overall health history and why you were on the aspirin to begin with. Make a virtual appointment to discuss further. ...Read more

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