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Can I Take Tylenol Instead Of Aspirin To Prevent Heart Problems
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription. ...Read more
Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: If you have to take the tyelnol more than weekly for your headache; see your doctor to find out the cause of the headache. Tylenol is removed by the liver so make sure you don't have liver problems or other medications that may interact with the tylenol or cause problems for the liver in combination. Your doctor should be able to help you identify potential problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more
I have swelling and pain in my upper thigh. There is no redness or warmth. I have heart problems. Do i need to worry about a DVT I have heart problems, and currently take 325 mg of aspirin daily.
My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram
You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more
Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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