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Is Taking Aspirin Good
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does taking low dose aspirin at the same time as Coreg (carvedilol) diminish the BP lowering effects of Coreg (carvedilol)? Good idea, bad idea, neither?
Good idea: Aspirin doesn't interfere with the BP lowering effect of Coreg (carvedilol). If you have evidence of arteriosclerosis, low dose aspirin is indicated for secondary prevention. If you don't, aspirin is not indicated (for primary or prophylactic prevention) until age 50 in men, 65 in women. ...Read more
I've heard that taking a "baby" aspirin once a day is good for heart health. How much aspirin is in a "baby" aspirin?
Baby aspirin: 81 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is taking 500mg coated aspirin three times a day three times weekly a good way to help osteoarthritis of the knee? Don't want cardio issues.
It can be...: Aspirin certainly can be helpful for arthritis pain. Depending on the severity of the pain and whether it is contant or intermittent pain you may need something more regularly. Aspirin is not known to induce cardiovascular disease, indeed it can be preventative (though generally only recommended for prevention of a second heart attack, not a first). You might try Glucosamine and Cod LIver Oil. ...Read more
How bad is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin each day, if done according to label? I know it's not good, but I get headaches almost each day, maybe rebound?
Not harmful, not good: Taking Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) every day is not harmful in that it will not kill you, and if you are obeying the label it is unlikely that you will do any serious damage to any organs. You are correct, however, that taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or any otc pain med (or fiorcet, percocet, vicodin, etc). Frequently can put you in a rebound cycle which will make treating your headaches very difficult. ...Read more
Which probiotics are good to take after a bout of diverticulitis? I'm also taking citrucel everyday. I bought colon health from bayer (aspirin).
Best: Probiotics that I use regularly with my patients are Florastor or align both over the counter and available virtually everywhere. ...Read more
I'm taking amlor 5mgs. And 1 aspirin. I want to include a magnesium because univ of maryland said it reduces high blood pressure. Is t his good?
Go see your doc: Amlor is a brand name of amlodipine sold in saudia arabia (http://www. Drugs. Com/international/amlor. Html). Please discuss use of magnesium w/your regular doctor. In and of itself, it has not been shown to lower blood pressure, although you still need enough of it to minimize risk for bad heart rhythms (dysrhythmia). On the other hand, you don't want too much because this can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more
I am 26 weeks pregnant. Bp is 135/95, heart rate is 125.Taking aspirin 75 mg since 9 wks. Ultrasound scan reports were good. Should I be concerned with bp?
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
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
At what blood pressure should a 28 year old with good health go to the hospital? And at what BP should I take aspirin or Bayer to be cautious?
BP: Your question suggests you are anxious about something related to your BP. We don't presently recommend aspirin prophyllaxis unless the patient is at high risk for an event which platelet inhibition might help. Blood pressure over 140/90 is generally agreed to be abnormal but that doesn't require an ER visit. Headache or other symptoms with a BP over 170 systolic would be a reason to go to hospit ...Read more
What's a good way to check if my liver enzymes are elevated from aspirin and not from alcohol use?
Alcohol: Aspirin is not likely to raise liver enzymes, if your enzymes are elevated and you drink, these two are related. ...Read more
Controlled HBP and cholesterol. Non diabetic, no 1st degree relatives w/HD. Normal angiogram. Baby aspirin daily a good idea?
Check with doctor: Those guidelines have recently shifted as to whether baby aspirin is safe to take or not anymore with high blood pressure or high cholesterol to not cause possible bleeding from stroke. So a lot depends on your drugs you are on, and where you fall in the risk factor category. Best to check with a doctor who knows your medical history intimately. ...Read more
Good Day, Just want to ask if is it ok for a pregnant person to take Aspirin or Paracetamol? She's in her 3rd Trimester now. Best Regards! Thanks
Wrong Rx: Analgesics mask symptoms, don't cure problem. Toothache usually means infection which requires rx asap or will worsen and spread. You would need to take 8 81mg "baby" Aspirin every 4 hours with lots of liquids just to take the edge off. For a cure, see a dentist now. ...Read more
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on 75mg aspirin trying to conceive after 4 miscarriages. My period has come and is so light, could it be the aspirin? Is this a good thing ttc?
Aspirin: Trials have reported that aspirin do not improve the live-birth rate of women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. Low-dose aspirin is the only drug for which there is some evidence of benefit in reducing the risk of preeclampsia. Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding. Aspirin is discontinued 5 to 10 days before expected delivery to diminish the risk of bleeding during delivery. ...Read more
I took 2 Bayer aspirin and 2 of the chewable tums and now don't feel good and keep getting head rushes and my vision keeps blurring what could be caus?
Explanation: Taking these medications together usually not giving a problems. Possible your condition related not these medications but your primary reason to take them. Think it over and hydrate yourself and rest. ...Read more
In certain high risk situation a baby Aspirin is prescribed. Not knowing your situation can't advise. I think you should discuss with your physician why he/she recommends that, advantage and risk.
Good luck. ...Read more
Father is 50 & has essential thrombocythemia. His platelets are steady at 900, 000. His LDH is elevated. Only takes aspirin daily. Neg jak 2.This good?
Yes: Look at the person, not the numbers. I'm glad Dad is doing well. ...Read more
I like to start with hypertonic nasal saline nose sprays to help reduce congestion without medications. Pseudoephedrine ok short time. OTC nasacort (triamcinolone) also good if allergies the cause. This article may help - but if not improved soon or worsens see your MD.
http://familydoctor. Org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/over-the-counter/decongestants-otc-relief-for-congestion. Html ...Read more
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