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Can I Give Aspirin To My Baby
Depends: As a precaution. Any time there is a risk of a heart attack, they will give you aspirin. Different schools of thought will tell you different doses of Aspirin to give, so it is not definite that another person will get 4 baby aspirins if they have chest pain. They might get 1, 2, 3, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protocol: It has been shown that aspirin, when given in the setting of acute coronary syndrome, can lower risk of a major adverse cardiac event by 30-50%. It is protocol for emts to administer 324 mg of quick dissolving (baby aspirin) when heart attack is suspected, even if the recipient says they already took a daily dose - just to be sure. A little extra won't hurt but none at all could be harmful. ...Read more
Complications: Back in the late 60's & early 70's a devistating illness called reye's syndrome started appearing.Kids with chickenpox or flu would appear to get better before lapsing into coma & dying of liver failure. After a link with salycilates(aspirin) was made, we stopped giving it to kids under 16. Reye's has almost disappeared.It didn't happen to all kids, but we never knew how to predict who would. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrom affect the brain and liver and is fatal 20% of the time. It is very rare now as Aspirin use in children has decreased. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when i bend a pressure like feeling?
No: Aspirin is not recommended for children any more, except under very special circumstances. Giving Aspirin along with certain viral illnesses can have a life threatening complication called reye's syndrome. Give your baby Acetaminophen (tylenol), then see your doctor if the fever persists. ...Read more
I have had bad had headaches since childhood, my granny would give me baby aspirin. Sometimes throbbing on one side other times behind eye. Mri clear.
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
If your not supposed to give children's aspirin to kids, then why do they still make it and sell it?
Still a good med: As with many medications, we discover over time that some complications require avoidance or close monitoring.A dramatically good acne med can cause liver injury if its not monitored or birth defects in a pregnant woman but it works well.A drug that causes birth defects is used with some patients to keep their cancer from recurring.Having important benefits is why some dangerous meds are made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the dose of aspirin that should be administered and for how long do we have to give aspirin-?
Depends on use: The usual dose for headache or minor pains is 1-2 325mg tablets every 4 hours for up to 12 tablets in one day. But watch for stomach upset, bleeding, or ulcer disease. For middle age cardiovascular event/ tia/stroke prevention, 75-325mg (baby Aspirin to regular dose aspirin) is recommended. For acute heart syndrome or chest pain of possible heart attack, chew 325mg tablet (tastes bitter, but ok). ...Read more
Can you tell me for which of the following conditions would it potentially be dangerous to give someone a tablet of aspirin?
Aspirin do/don'ts: Obviously anyone allergic to aspirin. Do not give to children with fevers. Do not give to people taking blood thinners unless ok'd by their healthcare provider. Do not give to people with history of stomach ulcers or stomach/intestinal bleeding. Do not give to people with a history of acid reflux disease (heart burn). Do not give to people with history of bleeding problems. ...Read more
Timing: This is a very perceptive question. Time is brain during a stroke. If the person is having symptoms they need to get to an hospital as soon as possible for potential treatment with drugs that may be able to dissolve any clot or procedures to remove it. Aspirin may complicate this so best to avoid and get the person to the emergency department quickly instead. ...Read more