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FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, (ibuprofen) I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?

NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read more

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Sensitive to aspirin &motrin, in the form of mild hives. no other sym's. can i still take aspirin in event of emergency such as possible heart attack?

Sensitive to aspirin &motrin, in the form of mild hives. no other sym's. can i still take aspirin in event of emergency such as possible heart attack?

Can be serious: Hi. Aspirin/NSAID allergy can be very serious, and can cause anaphylaxis. It would be wise to see an allergist for a proper evaluation before risking it. ...Read more

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Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

Depends: That is a good question. I'd recommend you talk with your doctor about your cardiovascular risk (including risk for heart attack) and also at the risks and benefits of Aspirin therapy, and then together come up with the right answer for you individually. ...Read more

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I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

Call 911: If you suspect a heart attack, the first thing you should do is call 911.However, in regards to your Coumadin (warfarin) use, you should still also take an Aspirin 325 mg.Although both are blood thinners, they work differently and Aspirin is the only one of the 2 found to decrease mortality with heart attacks.If you have angina, nitroglycerine is also good to have as needed at home. See your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Hypothetically; If I were to have a heart attack would it be safe for me to take Aspirin and to keep it on me at all times?

Depends: If you already had a heart attack, chronic Aspirin therapy is recommended as the risks of bleeding outweigh the risk of having another heart attack. For primary prevention (to prevent the very first heart attack) it is only recommended for patients at high risk of having a heart attack but not everyone, as it does increase the odds of bleeding. ...Read more

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I've heard that if you take low dose aspirin everyday it can help reduce clot formation that can lead to a heart attack. What exact part of clot forma?

I've heard that if you take low dose aspirin everyday it can help reduce clot formation that can lead to a heart attack. What exact part of clot forma?

Aspirin...: Aspirin causes the platelets to be "slippery" so they can't stick together. This helps prevent clot formation because the platelets are an integral part of clot formation. Hope this helps!!!! ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to put the elderly on aspirin therapy even if they've not had a stroke or heart attack?

Is it common for doctors to put the elderly on aspirin therapy even if they've not had a stroke or heart attack?

Aspirin: The benefits of Aspirin for primary prevention should be balanced against potential risks of bleeding particularly in older patients with greater risk for bleeding in that age group. Provided such risk is thought acceptable, the protective anti platelet effects of Aspirin might make it a particularly good option in the elderly as the vascular risk is inherenttly higher in this age group. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of heart attack when suspending aspirin therapy for the 3 days prior to a minor surgery?

Seven days: If you are suspending aspiring before surgery to avoid intraoperative bleeding, 3 days is not enough. Should be at least 7 days. If the surgery it's a minor surgery and do not involve eye, plastic, ear, brain, it may be ok to continue aspirin. But, that decision is between your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Aspirin create a platelet dysfunction that may increase risk of bleeding in surgery. ...Read more

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Ok so i can stop the low dose aspirin without fear of heart attack or stroke? initially i was given aspirin because blood preasure was elevated 135/8

No: Low dose aspirin (baby aspirin) has hardly any side effects but lots of benefits. Why would you want to stop it? Discuss with your doc. And discuss benefits versus risks. I would almost never stop baby aspirin. No good reason for most patients, although there are exceptions. ...Read more

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People say to take 81 mgs. aspirin if having a heart attack. I think also to add HTN meds, if already prescribed. Combo more helpful?

People say to take 81 mgs. aspirin if having a heart attack. I think also to add HTN meds, if already prescribed. Combo more helpful?

Not clear about ?: If you think you are having a heart attack, you should dial 911. Taking a baby aspirin and/or anti hypertensive medications is not sufficient in this situation. If you are talking about preventing a heart attack, you'll want to discuss your individual risk profile with your primary physician and then take appropriate measures after consulting with them. Hope this is helpful! Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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My dad's on warfarin. If we suspect heart attack should we give him an aspirin?

My dad's on warfarin. If we suspect heart attack should we give him an aspirin?

Warfarin: You should ask this question of your dad's physician. In general i would recommend the Aspirin if a high suspicion of a heart attack is present. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.

Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.

Ibuprofen: This agent may make some people clot more. For most people it doesn't but as there isn't an easy way to predict who will have this effect. The recent AHA warning on NSAIDs reflect this caution. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more