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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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If you ate on coumadin, (warfarin) and having a heart attack, can you take aspirin?

If you ate on coumadin, (warfarin) and having a heart attack, can you take aspirin?

Yes: Platelet agents like Aspirin are indicated as initial therapy for a possible heart attack. ...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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How do doctors determine when to use warfarin, heparin, or aspirin for the treatment of Antiphospholipid syndrome? And how long it should be?

How do doctors determine when to use warfarin, heparin, or aspirin for the treatment of Antiphospholipid syndrome? And how long it should be?

APS: The type of anticoagulation is dependent on the severity of APS.

Aspirin for all who can take it.

Warfarin for recurrent DVT, stroke, thromboembolism episodes.

Heparin during pregnancy and as a bridge. ...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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My 9 month old son is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of his giant coronary aneurysm, what's the side effects of this medications?

Several: Warfarin - biggest side effect is bleeding, need to carefully monitor inr. Aspirin will increase this risk. Propranalol can drop blood pressure and cause lethargy. ...Read more

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If my 9 month old have chicken pox and he is on aspirin, warfarin and propranolol, what should I do?

If my 9 month old have chicken pox and he is on aspirin, warfarin and propranolol, what should I do?

Underlying disease?: Who exposed him since most people have had varicella or been immunized. He seems, given the meds, to have a cardiovascular disease. Let your pediatrician know but i'd his immune system is healthy, he should be fine. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin: It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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Do blood thinners like aspirin or warfarin help in slowing down vascular dementia caused by mini strokes that is caught at a very early stage?

Vascular Dementia: There has been no evidence to suggest that blood thinners, such an anti-platelet agents (e.g. Aspirin, plavix) or anticoagulants such as coumadin, (warfarin) slow down the progression of vascular dementia. Aspirin is good for general cardiovascular health, but there is no medical data to support it's use in preventing or slowing dementia. You could still consider Aspirin for your cv health if recommended. ...Read more

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Had provoked DVT. On Coumadin (warfarin) for 3 months. Last dose was last night. Told by dr to start baby aspirin daily. Do I start right away or wait a few days?

Start right away: Start right away. Hopefully this will be effective treatment to prevent recurrence for you. Recurrence is most frequent in the first three weeks after discontinuing anticoagulation so don't delay your ASA and monitor yourself for pain, swelling or changes in the affected leg. ...Read more

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In my CABG, my doctor also do ligation LAA and RAA, so how many dose I must taken rivaroxaban and clopidogrel with out taking aspirin and warfarin?

In my CABG, my doctor also do ligation LAA and RAA, so how many dose I must taken rivaroxaban and clopidogrel with out taking aspirin and warfarin?

Depends: Was afib only post CABG or did you have before surgery? But usually would cont cont anti coagulation (rivaroxiban, dabigatran, epixiban, or Coumadin) 4-6 weeks post ligation. Anti platelet therapy (aspirin or plavix) depends on other health conditions. ...Read more

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Second DVT in left leg. Finished warfarin treatment. On Aspirin because doing full contact sports. How to prevent future clots?

Second DVT in left leg. Finished warfarin treatment. On Aspirin because doing full contact sports. How to prevent future clots?

Avoid sedentary: That you have had a second thrombus in your left leg vein first of all is concerning to me. At your young age, I hope you have been seen by a hematologist to make sure that there is not an underlying predisposition to DVTs....that is, blood dyscrasia, malignancy, etc. Further you ought not to be on OCP nor use any tobacco products for secondary prevention. Not sure how health system in Wales work ...Read more

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89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?

89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?

Yes, it can happen: For several reasons, the case isn't easy, and it seems that there is lot going on. I trust that the hospital and the treating doctors are doing their best, wish you all, the best ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?

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Minor discomforts: Fever and local pain over the injection site are the common side effects. Since your infant is on chronic Aspirin therapy, annual influenza vaccination is essential. Reye syndrome has been known to occur to children who take Aspirin while they are having flu (influenza). ...Read more

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Take asa & warfarin, have af. When I do, get that feeling of impending doom, high, irreg pulse rate, dizzy, ha. Can high na foods cause it?

Take asa & warfarin, have af. When I do, get that feeling of impending doom, high, irreg pulse rate, dizzy, ha. Can high na foods cause it?

Doom: Many things could be causing your symptoms....Af with rvr, anxiety/panic attack. May be reasonable to wear a heart monitor to see if rvr is present then and blood work to ensure thyroid and electrolytes are normal. ...Read more

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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more