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Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Many: Overdose of Aspirin can cause bleeding from ulcers or platelet dysfunction and bleeding in many places, can cause kidney dysfunction and an initial rapid breath to get rid of acid and the failure of that mechanism leads to metabolic acidosis, renal and respiratory failure. It can cause ringing in the ears. That is why even the commercial advocating use of Aspirin as a regular pain med scares me. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Can an acute aspirin overdose kill you?

Can an acute aspirin overdose kill you?

Yes: Or make one very ill. That is why it is important to take medications as prescribed. If you know anyone considering taking an Aspirin dose they need to be treated at the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Can aspirin overdose can kill us?

Can aspirin overdose can kill us?

Yes it can be: Lethal. If you every know someone who is considering killing themself help them to get care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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How many aspirin would it take to kill you? I love my life very much, but my sister not so much. I want to manke sure I dont give her to much in a day

How many aspirin would it take to kill you? I love my life very much, but my sister not so much. I want to manke sure I dont give her to much in a day

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What number of aspirins will it take to kill some one and is there any pain involved?

What number of aspirins will it take to kill some one and is there any pain involved?

Please don't look to: an overdose as a viable option. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Is there any common (otc) drug/medicine like aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) that will kill you in high doses?

Is there any common (otc) drug/medicine like aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) that will kill you in high doses?

Everything: In high enough doses, essentially every medicine becomes a toxin / poison. There is a toxicology book that addresses this: "the dose makes the poison.". ...Read more

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