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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin? 

Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin? 

Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avoided. It is best to consult your treating doctor for your unique situation. ...Read more

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How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

Huh?: Don't take an overdose of aspirin! the dose for adults is: 325-650 mg every 4 hours as needed. For children, the dose is: 10-15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours with a maximum daily dose of 60-80 mg/kg. If you get ringing in the ears, stomach upset or nausea, lower the dose. Follow these instructions and you will avoid an Aspirin overdose. ...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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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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If i'm on aspirin therapy daily, what should I avoid in diet to minimize bleeding risk?

If i'm on aspirin therapy daily, what should I avoid in diet to minimize bleeding risk?

Aspirin therapy: Any foods or supplements that interfere with clotting process may increase risk of bleeding: ginko, garlic, ginger, ginseng, (real) licorice, red chili peppers, oil of wintergreen, vitamin e (high dose), fish oil, chondroitin, glucosamine. Foods high in vitamin k, however, will decrease bleeding but can increase risk of clots http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/food-sources-of-vitamin-k.Php. ...Read more

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I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you. ...Read more

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Are the contrasts used during mris linked with bleeding or ssris? My radiologist said they'll avoid contrast because of hemophilia.

Are the contrasts used during mris linked with bleeding or ssris? My radiologist said they'll avoid contrast because of hemophilia.

Not that I know.: I found no contraindications to gadolinium contrast agents (what is usually used in mri) and hemophilia. I don't know what the abbreviation ssri stands for. ...Read more

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Have mild hives after ibupro&aspirin. Does this mean i'm sensitive as opposed to a true alrgy? Must i avoid things like pepto? Reaction is so minor.

Aspirin Allegy: Since you develop hives (urticaria) after taking both Aspirin and ibuprophen, which are nsaids, it certainly sounds like you have a true allergy (also known as hypersensitivity) to this class of drugs. I would avoid taking any meds containing Aspirin (salicylates) and other nsaids. This include pepto-bismol. Avoiding these products is the best defense against a more serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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