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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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Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.

Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.

Probably: We have little evidence about any harmful effects. Trust what your OB/GYN suggests to you. If you continue to have concerns, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take "bayer back and body" every six hours, while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take "bayer back and body" every six hours, while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding: In general, it is best to avoid medications unless they are critical to your well being. Please speak with your cardiologist regarding the necessity of Bayer (aspirin) for your health. ...Read more

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How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

Aspirin & lactation: If low-dose Aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant (bleeding). Because of a single case report of metabolic acidosis, the american academy of pediatrics characterizes Aspirin as a drug that has been "associated with significant effects on some nursing infants and should be given to nursing mothers with caution. ...Read more

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I took one 325 mg aspirin before checking if that was okay. Is it safe to breastfeed my daughter tonight when she wakes to eat?

I took one 325 mg aspirin before checking if that was okay.  Is it safe to breastfeed my daughter tonight when she wakes to eat?

Probably safe: With one dose you are probably perfectly safe. Everything one does in medicine involves a calculation of the risk of a course of action weighed against the presumed benefit of that course of action. In this instance, unless there is some underlying condition that you have not yet revealed I would think only one tab of Advil (ibuprofen) is enough. ...Read more

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I took some aspirin today around five how long should I wait to breastfeed my 3 week old baby?

Feed when due: If you only took it once, you may breast feed when it's due. Aspirin falls into the L3 category which means "moderately safe" during lactation. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are category L1 "safest". When in need, try to stick to one of these 2. ...Read more

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Can I use the "it works" "greens" while breast feeding? I noticed It has white willow bark in it? It's a form of aspirin

Can I use the "it works" "greens" while breast feeding? I noticed It has white willow bark in it? It's a form of aspirin

No: The best advice when breast feeding is to avoid, as much as possible, anything that is not a natural food. This would include medication, herbal and mineral products etc. Consult your pediatrician if you feel you need to take a supplement, herb or medication. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to breastfeed if I took alka seltzer plus? (night time) It has 500 mg aspirin! How long will it take to be out of my breastmilk

How long should I wait to breastfeed if I took alka seltzer plus? (night time) It has 500 mg aspirin! How long will it take to be out of my breastmilk

Wouldn't worry: If baby is otherwise healthy I would continue to feed and just avoid aspirin in the future. We don't like to expose kids with any viral illness because of its association with Reye syndrome under those conditions. Otherwise it is just there, and a relative transfer of 2-10% occurs. If sick, pump and dump for 8 hours and it should be fine thereafter. ...Read more

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Should I wait more than one day to breastfeed after taking alka-seltzer plus multi-symptom cold This also contains aspirin for fever, any suggestions ?

Should I wait more than one day to breastfeed after taking alka-seltzer plus multi-symptom cold This also contains aspirin for fever, any suggestions ?

One day should: Be fine for aspirin, or alka-seltzer, not sure what kind of cold medicine you consumed, but generally after one day most of those common drugs would be out of your system, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Consult your doctor: Aspirin taken daily, in low doses, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but it has deleterious effects as well. You should consult your doctor before self medicating with Aspirin or any other drug/medication. ...Read more

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I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

I took 6 aspirins and 1 antibiotic is it bad?

6 Aspirins: Taking 6 aspirin tablets at one time is not good for a few reasons. It can thin your blood causing you to bleed easier. It can cause significant irritation to the lining of the stomach and can lead to bleeding and ulcers. It can cause strain on the kidneys and can lead to metabolic disturbances if taken in excess.Consult your physician before taking more than the recommended dosage of any medicine ...Read more

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What could happen if you overdose on aspirin?

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. ...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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Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Stomach irritation: Stomach irritation ( gastritis) is common and a slight increased risk of bleeding is expected. ...Read more

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