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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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Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and i need anti coagulation for life.

Is aspirin an alternative to warfarin? I have had 2 uedvts and i need anti coagulation for life.

It's not: Aspirin, although, used for anticoagulation, is drastically different from warfarin. It acts upon platelets preventing their aggregation, whereas warfarin acts upon clotting factors (proteins) in the liver, therefore being much stronger in its ability to thin blood. For DVT prophylaxis warfarin is indicated and Aspirin is not. ...Read more

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What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Injections: Besides the drugs that dr. Kaplan mentioned, there are also injections like heparin, the low molecular weight heparins, such as enoxaparin (lovenox), and fondaparinux (arixtra). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

2 new drugs: The fda has approved 2 new drugs and more are on the way: Pradaxa (dabigatran) and xarelto (rivaroxaban). Key points: they're very expensive, don't require frequent blood samples for dosing, and they have no antidote if serious bleeding occurs. Pradaxa is taken twice a day, xarelto is once daily. If stopped abruptly, there is incr risk of clotting with both. Pradaxa can often cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Have a fib. 1 on chads based on bp. Taking diltiazem 120 mg bid. Off warfarin and now on 325 aspirin. Bp taken tid and still varies greatly bp?

Have a fib. 1 on chads based on bp.   Taking diltiazem 120 mg bid.  Off warfarin and now on 325 aspirin.   Bp taken tid and still varies greatly   bp?

Manual: Since strength of pulse varies from beat to beat in atrial fibrillation, it would be best to check BP manually. You might get less variation in readings that way. Some variation on repeated daily readings is normal though. ...Read more

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My dad's on warfarin. If we suspect heart attack should we give him an aspirin?

My dad's on warfarin. If we suspect heart attack should we give him an aspirin?

Warfarin: You should ask this question of your dad's physician. In general i would recommend the Aspirin if a high suspicion of a heart attack is present. ...Read more

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With chronic a/f and severe nosebleeds, i'm off warfarin and using aspirin. With no antidote to new anticoagulants, what are my options as i age?

With chronic a/f and severe nosebleeds, i'm off warfarin and using aspirin. With no antidote to new anticoagulants, what are my options as i age?

See ENT doctor: In general, atrial fibrillation does not cause nose bleeds. However, anticoagulants certainly may. You need a good look at the side of the nose by a rhinologist (nose specialist) to determine whether there is a blood vessel that could be cauterized. There are several areas of the nose that are the sources of bleeding. The doctor can determine the site and hopefully stop this problem. ...Read more

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On Coumadin (warfarin) for paroximal afib/tia in the past. Considering switching to palvix w/aspirin is this advisible? Is there a greater risk of bleeding?

On Coumadin (warfarin) for paroximal afib/tia in the past. Considering switching to palvix w/aspirin is this advisible? Is there a greater risk of bleeding?

It depends on : Your stoke risk....Bleeding risk are fairly equivalent ...But given history of TIA this gives you a chads2 score at least 2 so anticoagulantsation would be the recommendation. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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