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Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation (1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking can sometimes lower your platelets (the cells in your body that help clot your blood). Aspirin works by also inhibiting platelets, so together this could lead to bleeding problems. ...Read more

Dr. William Shaffer
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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in ...Read more


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I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

? what reason for Asp: It depends on the cause for which you are taking blood thinners (baby aspirin?
Alcohol is moderate amount (1 or 2 drinks / once weekly) is safe provided you stay within your limits and not over- do it. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me baby Aspirin for A Fib but I am a heavy beer drinker. Is it safe to take low dose Aspirin with alcohol? Bleeding risk? Thanks

Not enough info: Use http://www. Mdcalc. Com/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-risk/ to calculate your risk of stroke. Then use http://www. Mdcalc. Com/has-bled-score-for-major-bleeding-risk/ to calculate risk of bleeding. Discuss risk w/your GP. If CHA2DS2-VASc is greater than HAS-BLED score, then take stronger anticoagulant eg Warfarin or NOAC. If reverse, then aspirin. But be sure to discuss w/GP ...Read more

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What is the best time to take 81mg. Aspirin or baby aspirin to avoid another tia?

What is the best time to take 81mg. Aspirin or baby aspirin to avoid another tia?

Same time: Due to aspirin's effects on the platelets, as long as you take it at a similar time each day, the particular time of day does not have such a great impact.
Control of other risk factors such as smoking cesstion and blood pressure control will also be expected to significantly impact the likelihood of future tia/stroke events. ...Read more

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Abnormal ANA screen and clotting disorder and pre hypertension. I.Take baby aspirin and folbic tab daily. Any specific things to avoid with this issue?

Abnormal ANA screen and clotting disorder and pre hypertension. I.Take baby aspirin and folbic tab daily. Any specific things to avoid with this issue?

rheumatologist/hema: Depending on the specifics of your clotting problem and your medical history you should probably avoid oral contraceptives (increased clotting risks), and taking precautions for venous blood clots (avoid immobility for long periods, frequent stops to move around on car and plane trips. Some women will be at risk for miscarriages. If clots, might need oral anticoagulants (warfarin). ...Read more

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What is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

No real issue: Absorbed fine. If it bothers your stomach it is perfectly good to take it with food. ...Read more

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Can I have a drink after taking a baby aspirin?

Probably: It is probably safe but keep it to no more than one to two small drinks. Have as much water as you want. ...Read more

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How is Bayer baby aspirin different than normal?

MG stregth: The "baby aspirin" is 81mg while the normal Aspirin is 325mg. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take baby aspirin and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is it ok to take baby aspirin and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: Aspirin and statins are two of the most common drugs used in the treatment or prevention of cardiac events. There is a great deal of experience using the drugs in combination, and no adverse interactions are identified. ...Read more

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For a migraine, is it ok for me to take baby aspirin if that's all I have at home?

For a migraine, is it ok for me to take baby aspirin if that's all I have at home?

Yes to prevent: Yes it may prevent, but you may have to take 8 pills to treat. ...Read more

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Can baby aspirin cause anemia?

At the dose being: Given (81mg), anemia is not a concern. Asa is a suicide inhibitor for cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that is essential for producing prostanoids that impact platelet function. This is the reason that patients with cardiovascular dz are often treated with a daily baby asa. I wonder if you are asking for reasons related to your health? 39yo men aren't commonly taking daily asa. Is there something else? ...Read more

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

How can baby aspirin help the heart?

See below: The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. ...Read more

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What is risk of baby aspirin in pregnancy?

What is risk of baby aspirin in pregnancy?

Bleeding.: Only theoretical fetal risks exist for the consumption of 81 mg of Aspirin daily periconceptionally and during the pregnancy - namely a small increase in the incidence of fetal gastroschisis. My main concern would be the slightly increased risk of placental abruption and definite increased risk of any bleeding because of platelet inhibition. Aspirin may prevent fetal growth restriction and pree. ...Read more

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Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive??

Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive??

Depends: In certain conditions it may be helpful, otherwise not necessary. ...Read more

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Can baby aspirin make periods lighter or heavier?

Heavier: Aspirin, even 81 mg, interferes with platelet function thus promoting bleeding. ...Read more

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Can taking baby aspirin improve my chances of conceiving?

Baby ASA /pregnancy: If you don't have a a history of pregnancy loss then it probably won't help you. ...Read more

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Why do you need to drink water after chewing a baby aspirin?

Why do you need to drink water after chewing a baby aspirin?

You don't: But it will help dissolve it, especially if your mouth is dry, and thereby help the Aspirin to be absorbed into your bloodstream faster. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 7 year old a baby aspirin if he has a fever?

Is it ok to give a 7 year old a baby aspirin if he has a fever?

No: Aspirin is not recommended for children any more, except under very special circumstances. Giving Aspirin along with certain viral illnesses can have a life threatening complication called reye's syndrome. Give your baby Acetaminophen (tylenol), then see your doctor if the fever persists. ...Read more

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Should I take baby aspirin even if already on plavix (clopidogrel)?

Probably: It depends on the indication, of course. Stents, especially drug eluting stents ("medicated" stents) which are one of the major indications for plavix, (clopidogrel) require dual anti-platelet therapy, thus Aspirin is routinely given with Plavix (clopidogrel) and Plavix (clopidogrel) alone is inadequate and risky. ...Read more

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How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

Depends: Assuming you tolerate low dose Aspirin and have had no event or multiple risk factors, epidemiologic data would suggest that men may benefit in their 40s, women in their 50s, for the anti-platelet protective effect on anti-atherothrombotic plaque conversion from stable to vulnerable lesions. If, however, you've already had an event (secondary prevention), then Aspirin is useful at any age. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications.
Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them.
Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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After an ischemic stroke in 2012, I am prescribed 325 mg aspirin daily. Would 81 mg baby aspirin suffice?

After an ischemic stroke in 2012, I am prescribed 325 mg aspirin daily. Would 81 mg baby aspirin suffice?

Neither: Extensive research studies demonstrate inferiority of aspirin in any dose lower than 325 mg four times daily, which can cause profound gastritis. In my opinion, the Aggrenox combination with low dose aspirin is most useful, followed by clopidigrel. ...Read more

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Is taking baby aspirin twice a week useful for 42 yr old male with slightly high cholesterol or it's not enough?

Discuss with doctor: 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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Can I take 81 mg baby aspirin just 3 times a week and still get the heart benefit. What is the aspirin half life.?

Reduce bleeding.: When a patient on therapeutic Aspirin experiences excessive bleeding associated with minor trauma, we commonly reduce the dosing to every other day as a compromise, thereby shifting the risk/benefit ratio back to an acceptable level. ...Read more

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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

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Halfprin (Definition)

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