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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

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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Ecotrin (Definition)

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


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I am taking ecotrin is that the same as asprin?

I am taking ecotrin is that the same as asprin?

Yes, but...: MKennedy, there are many, many, many, many different brand names for a handful of medications. Aspirin is no different. Simply look no further than the ACTIVE INGREDIENT! Ecotrin is a coated lower dose aspirin usually taken daily by at-risk people to prevent heart attack and strokes caused by a blood clot. The coating makes it easier on the stomach. ...Read more

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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

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Thank you doctor i am taking ecotrin?

Thank you doctor i am taking ecotrin?

Question: Please type a complete question into the box and someone may try to answer. Peace and good health. ...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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How effective is aspirin (Ecotrin) for treating stroke?

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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How effective is Aspirin (Ecotrin) for treating polio?

Not effective: Aspirin is an anti inflammatory which might help with pain and muscle aches but it is not an antiviral medication ...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 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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Had 12 week scan. while checking blood Dr indicated that she has 5% chance for high BP and suggested Ecotrin. Our 1st child and would like more info.

Had 12 week scan. while checking blood Dr indicated that she has 5% chance for high BP and suggested Ecotrin. Our 1st child and would like more info.

Confusing: Your post is confusing. Women sometimes get high BP in pregnancy but it is usually controllable with meds. Why s/he would suggest an aspirin product is unknown. We avoid this late in pregnancy because of risks to the baby. Perhaps you need to call the doc and find out more from the source. ...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?

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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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?

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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Tell me about pain medication like aspirin and codeine?

Dose dependent: Aspirin is good for mild pain, treats fever, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when used chronically. As the dose is increased, there is progressive issue with upset stomach and peptic ulceration. Codeine is good for moderate pain. As the dose is increased, it causes nausea and constipation. It is addicting. The drugs are combined to get a better total effect at lower doses. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

I was wondering does the medication topamax (topiramate) contain aspirin?

No: Topamax (topiramate) is a newer anticonvulsant medication that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. It is also used in migraine prevention treatment. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and i can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

I don't have any medication (aspirin) right now and i can't go get some at the moment. Any way to get rid of this headache?

Rest: Sleep better. Reduce stress. Take electrolytes and make sure you are not dehydrated. Also make sure you have normal... Urination and bowel movements and no vomiting. If you have persistant headaches and other symptoms which are associated you should go see your doctor. Sometimes your headaches are a sign of some other ailment. ...Read more

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Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Safe: To my knowledge anti diarrheals do not have either Aspirin or lead. ...Read more

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Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Has anyone been allergic to percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) pain medication, and if so, what happened?

Not t Typically: Allergies usually don't occur with opioids of any type. But all do have side effects such as itching, nausea, constipation, and initially drowsiness and respiratory depression. Some of the opioids cause more than others. Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) does contain Aspirin which some people can have serious reactions such as severe asthma possibly death. Also, no Aspirin in those under 18 or so with fever.. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications.
Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them.
Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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What pain medication can I take if i'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

What pain medication can I take if i'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen?

Opioids: Allergy to nsaids like Aspirin and inbuprofen does limit some options. It does not limit the use of opioids (narcotics) like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising ? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea .

What OTC medication is best for pain relief from moderate bruising ? I know aspirin wouldn't be the best idea .

Your meds plus ice: Tylenol (acetaminophen) generally works fine. If that doesn't, do it ibuprofen is the next step. If the bruising is within the last day, an ice pack applied to the area for 20 minute/hr will help. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe pain in the center of my chest, thought it's a trapped wind, medication for that helped, however the pain remains, pain becomes severe when sleeping and bending forward,I take aspirin for pain. Can a trapped wind cause Pleurisy?

Woke up with severe pain in the center of my chest, thought it's a trapped wind, medication for that helped, however the pain remains, pain becomes severe when sleeping and bending forward,I take aspirin for pain. Can a trapped wind cause Pleurisy?

Pericarditis: These symptoms seem suggestive of pericarditis- which is when the lining of the heart becomes inflammed. Moving forward and experiencing a change in the pain symptoms is a characteristic, because the heart moves in the 'bag' surrounding it. It is very painful and sharp in quality like you mentioned. Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs - so it's similar. I recc to see a doctor there ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

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