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Aspirin Vs Ibuprofen Heart Attack
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take a heart attack or stroke from taking 2 advils (ibuprofen) a day 3-5 days per week for my tension headaches?
I am thinking of getting a tattoo currently i am on the following medication.
Effient 1 a day temsig 50mg 1/2 day ramipril 2.5 1 a day aspirin 1/day
is it advisable to get a tattoo as I have 2 stents and have had a heart attack in the last 18 months?
No: There is always a chance of infection--with your medical history I would not suggest it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a heart attack & the doctor told me to take an aspirin a day. Should i take it in the morning or evening?
Timing : Doesn't matter...Just remember to take it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is taking occasional Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg a risk for heart attack and stroke? That is the only crud I use for pain.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it proven that an aspirin everyday has more side effects to the body than benefits towards prevention of heart attack and stroke?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 adult aspirin: 325 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.
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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