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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Ecotrin (Overview)

Ecotrin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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Can ecotrin (aspirin) be crushed?

Can ecotrin (aspirin) be crushed?

Ecotrin (aspirin): This is enteric coated aspirin. If you crush it you loose this protective effect. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
376 Doctors shared insights

Ecotrin (Overview)

Ecotrin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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About factor 5 leiden: some hematos prescribe baby aspirin as prevention of clots, others say not effective. Shld it not be a clear yes/no answer?

About factor 5 leiden: some hematos prescribe baby aspirin as prevention of clots, others say not effective. Shld it not be a clear yes/no answer?

Asa: If you have other medical problems that warrant you to get Aspirin - like heart problem, diabetes, cholesterol problem, heart disease etc? If the answer is yes- then you should take baby Aspirin for that reason. Aspirin will not really help protect you from venous thrombosis. If you have no blood clots you really do not need to check your factor v leiden mutation status. ...Read more

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Is intestinal bleeding a side effect of aspirin?

Aspirin bleeding: Most bleeding is from minor erosions of the stomach lining, not the bowel. ...Read more

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Side effects from aspirin?

Side effects from aspirin?

Several: 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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What are the side effects of an expired aspirin and how long they will last?

What are the side effects of an expired aspirin and how long they will last?

Same as fresh: The side effects of expired aspirin should be the same as fresh aspirin, but probably a little less so. Most medications lose potency (strength) when they expire, but some become toxic. It's always best to discard any expired medication and replace it with a new supply. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice interact with aspirin or ibuprofen?

Does grapefruit juice interact with aspirin or ibuprofen?

Grapefruit juice: And other citrus fruits may interact with many medications but no significant interactions with Aspirin or ibuprofen. Citrus may interfere with the hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome p450 isoform cyp3a4. A pharmacist can check drug interactions for you. ...Read more

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Can ecotrin (aspirin) be crushed?

Ecotrin (aspirin): This is enteric coated aspirin. If you crush it you loose this protective effect. ...Read more

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Best time to take ecotrin, (aspirin)and the benefits of taking it everyday?

Best time to take ecotrin, (aspirin)and the benefits of taking it everyday?

Same time daily: No time issue unless it bothers stomach, then take with food. ...Read more

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Can ecotrin (aspirin) cause abortion?

Can ecotrin (aspirin) cause abortion?

It's a NSAID: Ecotrin (aspirin) is enteric-coated Aspirin (which means it just doesn't disolve in your stomach). It might be causing increased bleeding around the time of menstruation. Get a pregnancy test if you have missed a period or had an unusual one. Aspirin should not be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective is aspirin (Ecotrin) for treating stroke?

Not very: Studies have shown some value, but the most useful dose is a full aspirin taken four times daily, which almost always causes gastritis. Once daily aspirin is inferior to clopidigrel, and Aggrenox (which contains ASA). ...Read more

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Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner?

Mildly: Ecotrin is Aspirin with an enteric (stomach) coating. Aspirin inhibits platelets which are necessary to initiate clotting. People on Aspirin take longer to form a blood clot than people who don't take aspirin. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and ecotrin at the same time?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and ecotrin at the same time?

Avoid the Combo: Avoid to mix advil (ibuprofen) and ecotrin. Combination may increase the risk of GI pain and bleeding. Also g, adverse effects; Ibuprofen may inhibit cardioprotective effect, and induce competition for platelet binding sites. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve (naproxen) with ecotrin?

Talk to your Dr.: Frequent or regular use of Naproxen may reduce the effectiveness of Aspirin if you are taking it to prevent heart attacks or strokes. In addition, combining these medications may increase your risk of developing gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding. ...Read more

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How can I persuade the patient to take asprin (generic drug) instead of Ecotrin, Bayer (aspirin) (brand drug)? how to make awareness of available generic drug

It is trust issue: First ecotrin is a coated aspirin so it can prevent any stomach reaction to Aspirin In general older population has too issues one is they are slave to their habit if you change the color or the shape of their medicine they get confused second a trust issue as we get older we will have trust issues we think people try to trick us to see if we are confused or not explain gently and no frustration ...Read more

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I have high/bp colesterol and thick blood. I use pleximim micol and ecotrin (aspirin) but after using this I feel shortness of breath. What should I do? Thank u

I have high/bp colesterol and thick blood. I use pleximim micol and ecotrin (aspirin) but after using this I feel shortness of breath. What should I do? Thank u

See doctor: I recognize ecotrin (aspirin) but do not know what those other medicines are. You have three risk factors at least and are short of breath. You need a full medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack 6 years ago and currently I take lisinopril, clopidogrel, ecotrin (aspirin) and metoprolol and atorvastatin at night. Can I take melatonin?

I had a heart attack 6 years ago and currently I take lisinopril, clopidogrel, ecotrin (aspirin) and metoprolol and atorvastatin at night. Can I take melatonin?

Yes, but. . .: While there's some debate regarding prolonged combined use of aspirin & clopidogrel, your combination of meds is pretty much standard of care despite mention of interactions at http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=243-0, 276-0, 705-0, 1476-0, 1548-0, 1615-0, tho luckily none w/melatonin. More important fact is for you to discuss all meds w/your prescribing doc or Family Doc. ...Read more

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Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) ecotrin,

Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) ecotrin,

Your: Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your description, this sounds like a lower-risk lesion for serious complications like major heart attack or sudden cardiac death; and so would not warrant surgical bypass or higher-risk stenting. The good news for you is that a recent large clinical trial (courage study) has taught us that this type of blockage is treated very effectively with aggressive medical therapy. You are already on good drugs, but you may benefit from increased doses and/or the addition of newer anti-anginal therapy like Ranolazine (ranexa). If you have not already been referred to cardiac exercise rehab, this may also help relieve your angina. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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