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Doctor insights on: Could I Take A Low Dose Aspirin In Order To Lower The Hematocrit Levels

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Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Hematocrit (Definition)

Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more


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Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Pcp  has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Probably not: Omega 3`s and low dose Aspirin work at different levels. Omega 3`s replace cell products that release products of inflammation while the omega 3`s don't. Aspirin affects the blood platelets that normally control clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take low dose aspirin and caditone?

Is it dangerous to take low dose aspirin and caditone?

Generally no: Aspirin, which is often used to prevent the blood from clotting (and reduce the risk of heart attack) is often used in conjunction with beta blockers, of which caditone is one. However, drug regimens are very individualized as people can suffer side effects and idiosyncratic reactions even at low doses. If there is any concern, you need to work closely with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to safely take low dose aspirin while on ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it possible for you to safely take low dose aspirin while on ativan (lorazepam)?

Should be okay: The combination of Aspirin and Lorazepam does not seem alarming to any extent although i would caution that the propensity to fall while taking Lorazepam for some individuals would make the risk of serious bleed increased. This would be significant in the context of severe head trauma potentially leading to intracranial bleeding. This could be catastrophic although very rare. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Diamox (acetazolamide) and low dose aspirin? Also, if I stop taking Diamox (acetazolamide) how long before it 'leaves my system' so I can take aspirin or the like?

Is it ok to take Diamox (acetazolamide) and low dose aspirin? Also, if I stop taking Diamox (acetazolamide) how long before it 'leaves my system' so I can take aspirin or the like?

Acetazolamide & ASA: Serious complications have been reported with concomitant use of Acetazolamide & high dose aspirin. An alternative to Acetazolamide may be an option if aspirin is a necessity. Low dose aspirin may be used while under regular observation by a physician. Acetazolamide clears the body within 1 to 2 days and aspirin can be stated within a day as instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Best time to take a daily low dose aspirin?

Best time to take a daily low dose aspirin?

SAME TIME DAILY: It does not matter what time you take it but take it same time daily. ...Read more

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Best time to take low dose aspirin-am or pm?

Best time PM: Best time is pm as most heart attacks take plave in the morning. ...Read more

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I have a low patelets count should I take low dose aspirin ?

Depends: Depends on the degree, if you are at risk for heart disease or stroke and if you are at risk (for any other reason) for uncontrolled bleeding. Sometimes the cause of low platelets should be identified and treated if the benefits of aspirin therapy warrant it. Need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Randall Stafford
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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a pain reliever and mild blood thinning agent. If started in early pregnancy has shown a slight reduction in ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

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