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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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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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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 ?

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

Dr. Randall Stafford
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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

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Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

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