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There are several: Clopidogrel, dipyridamole, tirofiban, ticagetor, cilostazol, prasugrel, eptifibatide, ticlopidine all are classified as anti-platlet drugs and are an alternative to aspirin ...Read more
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
Is there a proper way to stop daily aspirin therapy? Is it safe to just stop if person has no history of MI?
Yes, just stop: Yes, can just stop, no need to taper, no withdrawal associated with aspirin therapy. ...Read more
Usually: In non-embolic stroke, not caused by heart valve or rhythm disturbance, Aspirin is adequate first-line treatment. Other antiplatelet drugs may be useful if a person is Aspirin intolerant such as plavix (clopidogrel). Note compination Aspirin & Plavix (clopidogrel) offers no advantage than either drug alone but increases side-effects. Combination of Aspirin & dipyridamol (aggrenox) however is better than either drug alone. ...Read more
Low fat: Usual restrictions would be Low fat and low cholesterol diet. If you happen to have diabetes then Restrictions of sugar and carbohydrates would apply. If you have hypertension then some degree of salt restriction will apply. Also your weight needs to be ideal or less than expected for your height. ...Read more
Taking 1 aspirin as heart therapy 81 mg. Should it be taken with or without food and can it be taken with other medicines or by itself?
Anytime: Mostly we recommend "enteric coated" so it does not irritate the lining of your stomach. Can be taken by itself or with your other meds/vitamins. ...Read more
I am on aspirin therapy and 2 consecutive pap smears have had too much blood to get result or see enough cells. Should I stop aspirin b4 redo #3?
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Any time.: Aspirin's antiplatelet effect lasts for approximately 8 days; therefore, it does not matter what time of day one takes a daily dose. ...Read more
Aspirin therapy. Too many confusing studies out there. I've been taking a 325 for years for preventive cardiac health. Do I need to cut back to 81mg?
Asa: Excellent question, if you have no evidence of disease, then you might consider the 81mg dose. If you have known disease, i'd recommend staying at your 325mg dose. ...Read more
I have Af I take verapamil and aspirin therapy. At times my heart rate drops into the 30's for a few seconds then back to the 60's is that normal?
Without an exam, I can only give general information and cannot diagnose, treat/prescribe/etc.
and, asymptomatic rate changes are not an indication for a pacer nor even necessarily changing therapy.
AF requires rate control and stroke prevention. Aspirin alone is not enough and coumadin (warfarin) or the newer anti-stroke medicines are generally recommended. ...Read more
Had revse shoulder replmnt one yr ago due to injury from fall. Finished therapy end of oct. Pain in biceps helped by aspirin but upsets stomach?
C5, C6 involvement: Please consult a rheumatologist or an orthopedics doctor. Innervation of biceps muscle is through c5c6 nerve roots, emerging from brachial plexus, which can be effected by shoulder injury. Acetyle salicylic acid (Aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory medication, which can cause gastritis or peptic ulcer disease, resulting in stomac pain. Thanks. ...Read more
Is it common for doctors to put the elderly on aspirin therapy even if they've not had a stroke or heart attack?
Aspirin: The benefits of Aspirin for primary prevention should be balanced against potential risks of bleeding particularly in older patients with greater risk for bleeding in that age group. Provided such risk is thought acceptable, the protective anti platelet effects of Aspirin might make it a particularly good option in the elderly as the vascular risk is inherenttly higher in this age group. ...Read more
Is there an increased risk of heart attack when suspending aspirin therapy for the 3 days prior to a minor surgery?
Seven days: If you are suspending aspiring before surgery to avoid intraoperative bleeding, 3 days is not enough. Should be at least 7 days. If the surgery it's a minor surgery and do not involve eye, plastic, ear, brain, it may be ok to continue aspirin. But, that decision is between your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Aspirin create a platelet dysfunction that may increase risk of bleeding in surgery. ...Read more
Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy (can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?
DX with migraines and IIH. Always in pain. Want to try Aspirin therapy as research shows helpful. But wen I take it, my throat and skin itch.?
Allergic?: I advise that you talk with your treating physician about treatments and the reaction you're having. I also recommend that your eyes have an examination too. IIH may affect your eyes and the treatment to protect them is much different than aspirin. In the meantime stop the aspirin until advice is provided to you. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?
Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy is used to eliminate h pylori, and duedenal ulcer caused bu h pylori. In my view Aspirin be avoidid as it can cause bleeding from the ulcer, if there is one. If there is no ulcer seen on endoscopic exam, than you can use Aspirin with extreme caution if it is absolutely neccessary to be given. ...Read more
Wife having total knee replacement done in a month and will be on ASA versus something like Coumadin, she is an RN and is aware of the risks of Coumadin therapy, but she is unsure if aspirin will reduce the risk of clots as efficiently? Thanks!
Anticoagulation: People at low risk for blood clots usually receive anticoagulation therapy post surgery for 1-2 days. The choice of anticoagulation therapy is usually the ortho surgeon's choice. Individuals are not discharged on anticoagulation medications, so that is probably why aspirin was the chosen protective medication. However, confer with the surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?
Because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher.
Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health....
but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer ...Read more
Bayer (aspirin) OD: If alert, stomach lavage and monitoring vital signs, if drowsy, er for tx. ...Read more
I heavily overdosed on aspirin (80k mg+) and didn't get treatment until about 5-6 hrs later. Could I have caused any long term damaged to myself?
If you recovered from the acute illness, you should not suffer long term damage, with the exception of the disorder that led you to overdose yourself. It would be a good idea to seek counseling for your attempted suicide.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not habit forming: Aspirin is not addicting in the classical sense of the concept. It is not a narcotic. It is, however, possible that stopping the medication will allow for pain or inflamation the Aspirin was suppressing to resurface. Other non steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (nsaid's) are as effective as Aspirin and may be taken less frequently, and with fewer side effects. ...Read more