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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

Dr. Marvin Den
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How can aspirin work?

How can  aspirin work?

Complex: It is a prostaglandin inhibitor and platelet inhibitor which interferes with clotting, reduces inflammation, reduces fever, and reduces pain. Those are its major effects and there are other minor actions as well. ...Read more

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Can a baby use aspirin?

Can a baby use aspirin?

No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can children take aspirin?

Can children take aspirin?

No: Aspirin is not considered safe for children due to its association with Reys syndrome. There are special circumstances where a child will be put on aspirin (cyanotic heart disease, kawasaki disease) but that is done under direct guidance of the child's doctor/specialist. ...Read more

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Best time to take aspirin?

Best time to take aspirin?

No major: Directive. If it is taken on an empty stomach it can cause issues, so either after eating or take asa with a coating (enteric coated). ...Read more

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How long does aspirin last ?

Aspirin is dosed: Variably. It may be as low at 50 mg per day for some conditions and in other situations it may be dosed up to 6.5 g/ day (rheumatic fever). Dosing every 4 hours may be used for a number of conditions with max of 4 gm in divided dose per day. ...Read more

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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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What amount aspirin should I take?

What amount aspirin should I take?

The directions: are on the bottle, unless you are taking for cardio protective and at your age probably not. But Aspirin taken for a prolonged period will cause bleeding due to platelet inhibition ...Read more

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Is it good to take an aspirin daily

No: For anyone with some vascular event (stroke, heart attack...), the answer is generally yes. As a primary preventive measure in someone with multiple risk factor, possibly yes. But, as with every decison in caring for patients, one must individualize. Take me for example. One baby aspiri will cause me to have a nosebleed within 24 hours; perhaps I have a natural anticoagulant in my blood?! ...Read more

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How long to recover from aspirin od?

How long to recover from aspirin od?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the overdose. Some never recover. ...Read more

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Should everyone take a daily aspirin?

No: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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81mg aspirin. Should i take am or pm?

The best time of day: To take Aspirin is when you will best be able to remember to take it. Try to take it the same time everyday. ...Read more

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How long does aspirin stay in system?

Aspirin: Blood levels go down quickly but effects on platelets will last for ABOUT 10 -unitll DAYS UNTIL the platelets aspirin affected have died and been replaced. GOOD INFORMATION ON THIS AT WIKIPEDIA ...Read more

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