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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

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Should you take warfarin or aspirin, if you have had a previous stroke?

Should you take warfarin or aspirin, if you have had a previous stroke?

Yes: If you have had a cerebral embolism, you should be taking warfarin. If you have had an ischemic stroke, then you need an antiplatelet drug, of which Aspirin is the best initial choice and should be continued until a stroke recurrence, if any, develops. Then Aspirin could be replaced or supplemented by another antiplatelet drug. ...Read more

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I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

Call 911: If you suspect a heart attack, the first thing you should do is call 911.However, in regards to your Coumadin (warfarin) use, you should still also take an Aspirin 325 mg.Although both are blood thinners, they work differently and Aspirin is the only one of the 2 found to decrease mortality with heart attacks.If you have angina, nitroglycerine is also good to have as needed at home. See your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Aspirin versus warfarin versus pradax.....What's the difference for the use in a fib?

Aspirin versus warfarin versus pradax.....What's the difference for the use in a fib?

Cost vs safety: In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation. These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using too much Coumadin (warfarin) and aspirin ?

What are the effects of using too much Coumadin (warfarin) and aspirin ?

Risk of bleeding: Aspirin can cause bleeding in the stomach because of stomach irritation. It can also cause bleeding because of its effect on platelet function. {platelets are necessary to make bleeding stop.) Coumadin (warfarin) can cause bleeding because of its effect on the body's ability to stop bleeding by a different means from what platelets do. So too much of both can increase you risk of bleeding a lot. ...Read more

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Should I give aspirin to somebody if they are having stroke symptoms but are taking warfarin ?

Should I give aspirin to somebody if they are having stroke symptoms but are taking warfarin ?

Aspirin and stroke: No. The patient may be having a hemorrhagic stroke and Aspirin would make it worse. Call 911. ...Read more

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