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At 52 should I start taking baby aspirin?

At 52 should I start taking baby aspirin?

No: Unless you are at risk for coronary artery disease and stroke there is no evidence to recommend daily Aspirin use. Your doctor will be able to recommend the best plan for you based on your family history and present health. ...Read more

Dr. William Shaffer
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Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read more

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Prophylactic baby aspirin - 1 or 2 daily ?

Prophylactic baby aspirin - 1 or 2 daily ?

Depends: Why are you taking it (to prevent what problem?). In the vast majority of cases, a single baby Aspirin a day is all you need. Ask your doctor to be sure of what you should do in your particular situation. ...Read more

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Shuld I take baby aspirin if my LDL is 150?

Shuld I take baby aspirin if my LDL is 150?

Not necessarily: Your LDL (bad cholesterol) goal is based on your cardiac risk factors. So, a level of 150 may be fine if you are a healthy 21 year old marathon runner but too high if you've already had a heart attack. Baby Aspirin has different risks/benefits based on your age, gender, and health status. For women older than 50, the benefit may outweigh the risks to prevent stroke, but check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I have a drink after taking a baby aspirin?

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

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Is it safe to take 2 baby aspirin every 12 hours ?

Generally yes: Unless you have concerning health conditions. Check with your physician but 2 baby Aspirin bid equates to 1 regular Aspirin daily. ...Read more

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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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I take a baby aspirin daily, can I take tylenor with codeine?

Yes: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, and Aspirin all work on different receptors with different mechanisms of action. They do not interact in anyway and they should not cause you any problem if you are taking your normal prescribed or recommended dosing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm thirty four years old, can I start a baby aspirin regimen?

Usually, yes.: If yo have risk factors for early heart disease, this would be especially recommended. Some problems such as Aspirin allergy, clotting problems, or anticipation of surgery, would make that a bad idea, though. ...Read more

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Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Are women at the age of  80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Yes: A baby aspirin 81 mg is appropriate to take to prevent strokes. DO not take if on blood thinners already without first talking to you provider. Also if history of stomach ulcers do not take but all should take the 81mg aspirin ...Read more

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Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

Depends: It depends why you're taking baby aspirin. You should check with your doctor first to make sure it won't increase the risk of something more serious. ...Read more

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At the age of 35 should you take 2 baby aspirin a day if family history of mi?

Probably not: Necessary unless you have multiple other risk factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoke. See your doctor to have your risk assessed. ...Read more

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Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 baby aspirin a day (162mg.) I am 60. Is it ok to take 2 baby aspirin a day? I am female, aged 60 years. I weigh 125lbs. And I am 5' 103/4" i once was told I should be 65 to start an aspirin regimen by a medical dr. (internal

Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 baby aspirin a day (162mg.)  I am 60.  Is it ok to take 2 baby aspirin a day? I am female, aged 60 years.  I weigh 125lbs. And I am 5' 103/4"  i once was told I should be 65 to start an aspirin regimen by a medical dr. (internal

See : See the link below and quotation of the executive writing committee of the american heart association feb 16, 2011. "aspirin therapy can be useful in women > or = 65 years of age (81 mg daily or 100 mg every other day) if blood pressure is contolled and benefit for ischemic stroke and mi (heart attack) prevention is likely to outweigh risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke, and may be reasonable for women <65 years of age for ischemic stroke prevention." also, see the mayo clinic letter explanation regarding this subject. Links below. ...Read more

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Should everyone over 50 take a baby aspirin?

No: Aspirin taken daily can be very beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes. However, not everyone should be on Aspirin therapy as there are medical conditions (ulcers, drug allergies, bleeding disorders, etc.) that could worsen with daily Aspirin use. In addition, there could be interactions with other medications. Discuss with your doctor before starting any Aspirin therapy. ...Read more

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Can i take baby aspirin in morning or night?

Either, whatever : You can remember and will work with your schedule. Try to take it the same time each day. Take care. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

ASA: If medically indicated, then take it with food. ...Read more

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