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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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How long will an aspirin after overdose stay in your system?

Depends: Depends on how much you took, how well your kidneys work, and what the pH is of your urine (which in turn depends on other medications and foods you take). Aspirin overdose is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Whether taken intentionally or by accident, please seek immediate help in the er. ...Read more

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How come chronic overdoses on aspirin are more lethal then acute overdoses?

Not true: Who told you this? I've never seen anyone dead from too much Aspirin long-term though it can compromise the kidney occasionally. Acute Aspirin overdoses still kill plenty of people through a combination of repiratory alkalosis and metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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I keep thinking about overdosing on aspirins and want to die, how to treat this?

I keep thinking about overdosing on aspirins and want to die, how to treat this?

Call 911 now: Or drive yourself to the emergency room. Even with the "war on drugs", a competent physician can manage any physical pain if this is the cause. If you are emotionally distressed, somebody can intervene in a life situation -- calling a suicide hotline may be the way to get out of an abusive home or get an intervention. If the thoughts don't seem to be yours, medication can help. Do it now. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I overdosed on aspirin about 3-4 weeks ago and did nothing about it????

Follow up...: If you took a massive amount of Aspirin I would definitely get a formal medical evaluation in order to get labs done and make sure everything is alright. At this time without those we cannot tell if there has been any resultant problems due to Aspirin overdose. It depends also on how much you actually took. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I overdosed on aspirin, (as in an acute overdose, not chronic) how long would it take for I to die?

Aspirin od: Your quesiton troubles me. It makes me wonder if you are contemplating suicide. Please call and get help for yourself or talk to a crisis counselor or healthcare provider ASAP. All life is prescious, including yours.. ...Read more

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I overdosed on aspirin (Walgreen's brand) about 44 days ago. What kind of damage did I do to my body and how can I heal it?

Need more information: How many tablets did you ingest? Duration of time you used aspirin? Why did you overdose? Any psychiatric issues.
Please see your Physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Would I be able to live in full life after I overdosed on aspirin in 2012. the level went up to 75. or have it perhaps damaged my body?

You should be fine: There is no lasting damage from salicylate overdose.
So don't spend much time worrying about that, rather concentrate on managing your life so that depression will not interfere with it. There are many useful resources online, but most people will need help from time to time and/or medications from a professional.
Good luck, and congratulations for tending to your physical & mental health! ...Read more

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How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

Huh?: Don't take an overdose of aspirin! The dose for adults is: 325-650 mg every 4 hours as needed. For children, the dose is: 10-15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours with a maximum daily dose of 60-80 mg/kg. If you get ringing in the ears, stomach upset or nausea, lower the dose. Follow these instructions and you will avoid an Aspirin overdose. ...Read more

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