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Dr. William Shaffer
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Baby Aspirin (Overview)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in women with clotting disorders.


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What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

Heparin: Plain Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (lmw heparin) can both cause easy bruising and bleeding, even hemorrhage, decrease in normal platelet numbers, bone thinning - scary stuff - but usually are very safe. The trick is never to use them without a clear benefit to outweigh the risks, and always monitored under a specialist care. ...Read more

Dr. William Shaffer
188 doctors shared insights

Baby Aspirin (Overview)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in women with clotting disorders.


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What t benefits of baby aspirin n at what age dhould adults take them?

What t benefits of baby aspirin n at what age dhould adults take them?

Not for babies: It's actually a misnomers bc Aspirin should not be given to babies. Since the 1980's, it's known that a serious condition called reyes' syndrome can occur if toddlers are exposed to aspirin. The cdc had since warned pediatricians to avoid Aspirin & aspirin-containing products in flu and chickenpox, and later in other viral febrile illness. The term now denotes the 81 mg rather than the 325 mg. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
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Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's first doctor exam for two to four days after hospital discharge
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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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About factor 5 leiden: some hematos prescribe baby aspirin as prevention of clots, others say not effective.Shld it not be a clear yes/no answer?

About factor 5 leiden: some hematos prescribe baby aspirin as prevention of clots, others say not effective.Shld it not be a clear yes/no answer?

Asa: If you have other medical problems that warrant you to get Aspirin - like heart problem, diabetes, cholesterol problem, heart disease etc? If the answer is yes- then you should take baby Aspirin for that reason. Aspirin will not really help protect you from venous thrombosis. If you have no blood clots you really do not need to check your factor v leiden mutation status. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed baby aspirin and 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) I am 27 weeks pregnant is it ok to take these together?

My doctor prescribed baby aspirin and 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) I am 27 weeks pregnant is it ok to take these together?

SSRI and bleeding: Zoloft (sertraline) and its cousins can block how well platelets work and therefore can cause bleeding. Aspirin also blocks platelet function and the two together could theoretically cause problems. Aspirin is probably the more important drug for you during pregnancy. See what you doctor thinks. ...Read more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Can a baby use aspirin?

Can a baby use aspirin?

No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

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In the past 5 months I have had 2 miscarriages.How effective or true is it to take a low dose of baby aspirin to prevent further miscarriages?

In the past 5 months I have had 2 miscarriages.How effective or true is it to take a low dose of baby aspirin to prevent further miscarriages?

In general: Aspirin does not help prevent miscarriages in the general population. In a small group of women with multiple miscarriages due to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, anticoagulation, which may include aspirin, does help with carrying a baby to term. Blood tests can be done to diagnosis this condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 baby aspirin every 12 hours ?

Is it safe to take 2 baby aspirin every 12 hours ?

Generally yes: Unless you have concerning health conditions. Check with your physician but 2 baby Aspirin bid equates to 1 regular Aspirin daily. ...Read more

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"on my own I have been taking 1 baby aspirin every day for almost 3 years. How do I safely cut back. I am 69, female. I really haven't had a exam in many years. I have hiatal hernia. Blood pressure normal to low.

"on my own I have been taking 1 baby aspirin every day for almost 3 years. How do I safely cut back. I am 69, female. I really haven't had a exam in many years. I have  hiatal hernia. Blood pressure normal to low.

See a doctor : The best thing to do would be to see a primary care provider. There many issues going on that you're managing yourself, and as you get older don't be afraid to have a healthcare professional take a look. Don't forget you are always still in control, but may get some really good advice that you otherwise would get. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

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Shouls I take a baby aspirin daily for the rest of my life. Can this have any longterm side effects or anything?

Shouls I take a baby aspirin daily for the rest of my life. Can this have any longterm side effects or anything?

Likely not.: However, unless you have problems contributing to heart disease or stroke, ie. High bp, bad cholesterol, diabetes, or a strong family hx, you will probably receive less cardioprotection. However, low dose asa may decrease the risk for colon ca! ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How long does it take for baby aspirin to get out of system?

48 hours: Approx. 48 hours but depends on stomach contents and ph of urine eg higher ph helps excrete Aspirin quicker via the urine. ...Read more

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Took 1 baby aspirin last night. Nevr took aspirin prior. How long until its anti-clotting effect wears off and also can I have dry socket treated?

Took 1 baby aspirin last night. Nevr took aspirin prior. How long until its anti-clotting effect wears off and also can I have dry socket treated?

Aspirin effect: Aspirin use irreversibly blocks the formation of thromboxane A2 in platelets, producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation during the lifetime of the affected platelet (8–9 days). So you better wait that period till your body manufacture new platelets ...Read more

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Dr. Randall Stafford
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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a pain reliever and mild blood thinning agent. If started in early pregnancy has shown a slight reduction in ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

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