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Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Do  I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation ( 1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking can sometimes lower your platelets (the cells in your body that help clot your blood). Aspirin works by also inhibiting platelets, so together this could lead to bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Dr. William Shaffer
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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in ...Read more


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I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

?what reason for Asp: It depends on the cause for which you are taking blood thinners(baby aspirin? Alcohol is moderate amount(1 or 2 drinks / once weekly) is safe provided you stay within your limits and not over- do it. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me baby Aspirin for A Fib but I am a heavy beer drinker.Is it safe to take low dose Aspirin with alcohol?bleeding risk? Thanks

Not enough info: Use http://www.mdcalc.com/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-risk/ to calculate your risk of stroke. Then use http://www.mdcalc.com/has-bled-score-for-major-bleeding-risk/ to calculate risk of bleeding. Discuss risk w/your GP. If CHA2DS2-VASc is greater than HAS-BLED score, then take stronger anticoagulant eg Warfarin or NOAC. If reverse, then aspirin. But be sure to discuss w/GP ...Read more

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What is the best time to take 81mg. Aspirin or baby aspirin to avoid another tia?

What is the best time to take 81mg. Aspirin or baby aspirin to avoid another tia?

Same time: Due to aspirin's effects on the platelets, as long as you take it at a similar time each day, the particular time of day does not have such a great impact. Control of other risk factors such as smoking cesstion and blood pressure control will also be expected to significantly impact the likelihood of future tia/stroke events. ...Read more

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Abnormal ANA screen and clotting disorder and pre hypertension.I.Take baby aspirin and folbic tab daily.Any specific things to avoid with this issue?

Abnormal ANA screen and clotting disorder and pre hypertension.I.Take baby aspirin and folbic tab daily.Any specific things to avoid with this issue?

rheumatologist/hema: Depending on the specifics of your clotting problem and your medical history you should probably avoid oral contraceptives (increased clotting risks), and taking precautions for venous blood clots (avoid immobility for long periods, frequent stops to move around on car and plane trips. Some women will be at risk for miscarriages. If clots, might need oral anticoagulants (warfarin). ...Read more

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Can I have a drink after taking a baby aspirin?

Probably: It is probably safe but keep it to no more than one to two small drinks. Have as much water as you want. ...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


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Halfprin (Definition)

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