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Baby Aspirin Medication
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
If someone suspected they were having a heart event may the person be better off taking 3 baby aspirin and/or adding a htn medication before the ER?
Only aspirin: Only aspirin is recommended in suspected heart attack. The main event in acute heart attack is blood clot blocking a coronary artery thus the rationale for giving aspirin. Any other medication have no benefit and potentially cause more harm such as lowering the BP too much ...Read more
Hey so I'm on baby aspirin and plavix. I'm wondering what the risks of alcohol are with these two drugs?
No: Aspirin taken daily can be very beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes. However, not everyone should be on Aspirin therapy as there are medical conditions (ulcers, drug allergies, bleeding disorders, etc.) that could worsen with daily Aspirin use. In addition, there could be interactions with other medications. Discuss with your doctor before starting any Aspirin therapy. ...Read more
Breakfast time: If you decided. Then at breakfast time. ...Read more
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Babies should not be given aspirin
the so called "baby aspirin" is a 65 mg tablet. Regular Aspirin is anywhere from 325 to 1000 mg. ...Read more
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
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
What would cause a low protime level in a 43yr old if you are taking one adult baby aspirin a night?
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, low protime is usually not a pathological issue. Unless by low you mean prolonged protime. It would have been helpful to have your INR. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read more
Depends: Why are you taking it (to prevent what problem?). In the vast majority of cases, a single baby Aspirin a day is all you need. Ask your doctor to be sure of what you should do in your particular situation. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Your LDL (bad cholesterol) goal is based on your cardiac risk factors. So, a level of 150 may be fine if you are a healthy 21 year old marathon runner but too high if you've already had a heart attack. Baby Aspirin has different risks/benefits based on your age, gender, and health status. For women older than 50, the benefit may outweigh the risks to prevent stroke, but check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends why you're taking baby aspirin. You should check with your doctor first to make sure it won't increase the risk of something more serious. ...Read more
Is it recommended for a senior citizen (70's-80's) to take a baby aspirin regardless of male or female?
NO!: No. Only certain patients should take Aspirin therapy. Always check with your doctor first. ...Read more
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