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Is Aspirin Good For Toothache
How many aspirins can I take at one time in order to stop my toothache? I have already taken two and it is not helping
Switch to an NSAID: Aspirin isn't very helpful with toothaches. Plus, it has a narrow range of safety, so don't take more than it says on the bottle. It seems that the best over-the-counter med for tooth pain is ibuprofen, for most people. Again, take only as directed. The only way to get rid of your pain long-term is to see a dentist. Teeth don't heal themselves, ever. Pain meds only reduce the pain short-term. ...Read more
What can help relieve a horrible toothache, can't get to a dentist until tomorrow and I really can't take this pain. Took a aspirin & hav a lil relief?
I took a BC powder (845 mg aspirin) around 6 pm, can I take ibuprofen (800mg) a little bit after due to toothache?
I just had my braces tightened, and I have a really bad toothache, between aspirin 325mg and tramadol HCl 50mg, which is better to supress the pain?
Non-narcotic: Always better to start w a non-narcotic, so do 2 325mg Aspirin or better, 1 200 mg Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) w big glass of liquid or full meal every 4 hours. Also rinse w 1tsp salt in 8 oz warm water 4x/day. If not easing off in 24-48 hours see both orthodontist to ck ortho rx and your general dentist to ck health of the tooth. ...Read more
I'm a truck driver on there road have a really bad toothache from a tooth that broke off at the gum line what can I do I've taken everything aspirin t?
Is ibuprofen safe, short-term, (one to two days), for toothache relief even though I am taking a daily 325 mg aspirin for preventive heart health?
Take Tylenol (acetaminophen): Since you are already taking a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory agent (aspirin) a good short term option is tylenol (acetaminophen). This should prevent both the potential stomach upset and the potential for increased bleeding from taking both Aspirin and Ibuprofen together. ...Read more
What is best to take for a toothache, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin, or Advil? Take Remeron, Singulair, and Klonopin (prn) before bed.
OTC meds for wisdom tooth pain that would not worsen wheezing and breathlessness like aspirin and ibuprofen do?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: For minimal or moderate pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may be effective and recommended. Motrin - maximum dose is 2400 mg per day, which can be taken as two 200 mg tablets every 4 hours, or three 200 mg tablets (600mg) every 6 hours, or four 200 mg tablets (800mg) every 8 hours. Tylenol (acetaminophen) - max dose 4000 mg/day. Alternate with the prescription pain medication like Vicodin. Take care. ...Read more
I have a fever right now and woke up with a really bad toothache, other than asprin, is their anything else?
NSAIDs/abx: You may try ibuprofen/naproxen that are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that may work better than Aspirin sometimes. Also, toothaches are rarely associated with fever unless present for a while and left untreated, so you may want to check it out by a doctor before you let it go. ...Read more
Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate the stomach and cause kidney problems. Doctors often prefer ibuprofen since it has excellent anti-inflammatory effects with a much lower blood thinning effect. ...Read more
No: For anyone with some vascular event (stroke, heart attack...), the answer is generally yes. As a primary preventive measure in someone with multiple risk factor, possibly yes. But, as with every decison in caring for patients, one must individualize. Take me for example. One baby aspiri will cause me to have a nosebleed within 24 hours; perhaps I have a natural anticoagulant in my blood?! ...Read more
Perhaps: Although there are not good objective studies supporting the use of Aspirin at this age for women (men over the age of 45 seem to have fewer heart attacks), studies do show that women over 65 and taking low dose Aspirin have fewer strokes. Many primary care doctors routinely have all their patient's over 50 take prophylactic low dose aspirin. ...Read more
It depends: Aspirin is very good for heart attack prevention. It is also an antiinflammatory. The problem is that the incidence of stomach problems including severe bleeding is high with aspirin. Since other antiinflammatories tend to be more gentle on the stomach we usually prescribe those instead. Aspirin thins blood more so than other anti-inflammatories as well. Discuss options with your physician. ...Read more
2010 recommendation:: Yes if... Low-dose Aspirin therapy (75 mg/day to 162 mg/day) should be taken by diabetic men older than 50 and diabetic women older than 60 who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Such risk factors include a family history of cardiovascular disease, smoking, hypertension (high blood pressure), albuminuria (having protein in the urine), and dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol levels). ...Read more
Are there other good drugs, natural or otherwise that are good to prevent dvts and pe when on long flights besides aspirin?
Yes: Although it is rare to need medications during long flights, the only medications that have been proven to be effective are prescription anticoagulants (blood thinners). Aspirin and non-prescription, natural remedies have not been shown to be effective. If you have a medical condition that increases your risk, your physician can determine if you need a blood thinner before flying. ...Read more
Apples ; Oranges: Aspirin promoted for ↓$ to inhibit platelets ; ↓clots; which can narrow/block arteries after plaque rupture; but also ↑es bleeding, esp small intestine+stomach. Cholesterol made by every cell, promoted for ↓$ as way to guess at LDL particle concentrations driving atherosclerosis in artery walls; but does not correlate well with actual ldl. Neither reflect actual plaque quantity or plaque rupture. ...Read more
Not so safe: Aspirin does cause gastritis (Inflammation and even ulceration in the lining of the stomach). Alcohol has similar but milder effect on the stomach lining. So two of them together can create a bleeding ulcer and hence not recommended to be taken together. Aspirin does relieve the Headache of the hang over from alcohol but a safer medicine would be the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin. ...Read more
I'm male have age 40 year old, to maintain blood pressure, do I can use medicine aspirin 80 mg everyday? Good or bad?
Good: Aspirin 81 mg daily is recommende to protect heart. ...Read more
If I've stopped taking aspirin and other OTC medicine for over a year, is that bad? Will it cause any harm? Is aspirin good for the heart?
Good for you.:
At age 21 there is very little benefit to taking any medication with a few specific exceptions. For example medications to ease pain, relieve anxiety or depression, prevent seizures, etc
aspirin reduces risk of mortality from heart disease, but your risk of having any heart disease within the next 30 years is virtually zero. Hard to reduce your risk below that. ...Read more
No: Most Excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The american heart association has determined that all women 40 and older who can take Aspirin should start on mini-dose Aspirin therapy. That means an 81 mg Aspirin (baby aspirin) which should be taken at bedtime, as most heart attacks occur at night. ...Read more
Usually not: The studies that were done in Europe showed 75 mg was enough. In the USA we have 81 mg tablets. We know that large doses (650) mg) are not as effective. For most people a single tablet does the job. (full disclosure: there are some people who are born with aspirin resistance who do need higher doses). ...Read more
Nope: The optimal dose seems to be between 81 and 162mg. Most of the evidence leans on the side of 81. There's not a strong indication for 325mg in most people for the purpose of preventing a problem before it happens. ...Read more
I read today that taking an aspirin at night is good for overall heart health. What dosage would you recommend? How many milligrams?
ASPIRIN: For healthy individuals without any risk factor, 81 mg Aspirin is recommended from 50 years of age and older. Those who have risk factors, e.g. Diabetes, previous coronary heart disease, stroke, coronary artery bypass graft etc. Can take the same dose at an earlier age like yours. ...Read more
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