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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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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 don't 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 don't 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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Chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Vascular surgeon says bypass could kill me. Do I have any other options. Only on Bayer aspirin.

Chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Vascular surgeon says bypass could kill me. Do I have any other options. Only on Bayer aspirin.

Second opinion: It's unlikely that a radial artery bypass would kill you, as most perioperative mortality in vascular surgery is a result of cardiac events and this can be minimized in this setting with regional anesthesia. I would get a second opinion from a board certified vascular surgeon. Check with the society for vascular surgery at www. Vascularweb. Org. ...Read more

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Does overdosing aspirin have any long-term effects?

Yes: Death, bleeding ulcer, liver damage. Don't overdose on aspirin or anything else. Seek professional help. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for an adult to have a fatal overdose on OTC aspirin?

Why is it so hard for an adult to have a fatal overdose on OTC aspirin?

You have to take: A large dose, which can cause a G.I. Bleed, ; it could be fatal. Also there are people who are allergic to aspirin, or have bad asthma ; cannot take asa. ...Read more

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If someone had both a chronic and acute overdose on aspirin would it increase the chance of it being fatal?

Why do you ask?: Your question concerns me deeply. Chronic heavy dosing of Aspirin was common in the mid-20's century for managing rheumatoid arthritis and people did fairly well on it. If you know someone who is overdoing aspirin, get that person to a health care professional. If you are yourself thinking of harming yourself with Aspirin or anything else, please get appropriate help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How deadly is an aspirin overdose?

Deadly: If you overdose on only a few the risk of death is not that great but large quantities will have a high potential for death.
It is not a pleasant way to go. ...Read more

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What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

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.
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How many aspirin tablets would cause overdose?

Use as directed: Only take the recommended amount of any medication.
Ask you doctor if you should even take a single aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal (aspirin)?

ASA: It can cause liver damage, acute ulceration of your stomach, perforation of your stomach, GI bleeding, affect clotting mechanism of your body. ...Read more

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What is the effect of overdosing cortal (aspirin)?

ASA overdose: Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002542.htm. Depending on how many you took and other physiologic factors it can be very serious. Look at the list in the above link. Get help. ...Read more

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