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What is the dose of aspirin that should be administered and for how long do we have to give aspirin-?

What is the dose of aspirin that should be administered and for how long do we have to give aspirin-?

Depends on use: The usual dose for headache or minor pains is 1-2 325mg tablets every 4 hours for up to 12 tablets in one day. But watch for stomach upset, bleeding, or ulcer disease. For middle age cardiovascular event/ tia/stroke prevention, 75-325mg (baby Aspirin to regular dose aspirin) is recommended. For acute heart syndrome or chest pain of possible heart attack, chew 325mg tablet (tastes bitter, but ok). ...Read more

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What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

81mg: Baby Aspirin (81mg) can be taken. One possible caveat is that sometimes brain bleeds can mimic TIA or stroke. In that case taking Aspirin can result in bleeding complications. ...Read more

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What's the right dose of aspirin.? To prevent an heart attack?

Baby aspirin: 81 mg (as opposed to 325 mg daily) usually taken every day or even every other day has been shown to be equally effective for prevention heart attacks- with no other risk factors than - note this is still controversial as some docs still recommend 162-325 mg daily. I do defer to my cards colleagues and leave my patients on what they recommend. ...Read more

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What will happen when high dose of aspirin is given to mi patients... Mechanism of action?

Anti platelet action: Giving more then 325mg of Aspirin is not recommend in the usa. Aspirin is anti platelets drug that prevents blood clot formation. In mi patients it does that to minimize blood clot within blocked coronary artery. Mostly it is a cholesterol plaque that cracks leading to blood clot formation that further narrows the vessel limiting blood flow to the myocardium. ...Read more

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What dose of aspirin reduces the chance of heart attack and or stroke please?

What dose of aspirin reduces the chance of heart attack and or stroke please?

81 mg: Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices.
Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. ...Read more

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Sudden left-side facial numbness, LH fingers tingling, headache, BP wide fluctuation. Could it be tia? What's safe dose aspirin before diagnosis made?

Go to emergency room: Those symptoms could be a transient ischemic attack but should be treated as a possible stroke and evaluated in the emergency room. Time is critical in getting the best medical care and you lose the ability to utilize certain interventions if you present to emergency room outside of that critical window of time. ...Read more

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Is consuming 4, 200 mg of aspirin a lethal dose?

Is consuming 4, 200 mg of aspirin a lethal dose?

Why are you asking?: Even if 800mg of Aspirin would not kill you, if you are trying to over-dose or strongly considering it then you need mental health assistance. If this is the case, please let your doctor know and seek help from a psychiatrist and/ or a psychologist. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take a daily dose of 75mg of aspirin?

Aspirin: Most people can benefit from a daily low dose aspirin. However, Aspirin is a drug which can have adverse effects and some patients are allergic to aspirin. Ask your doctor before beginning a daily Aspirin regimen. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take instead of my daily low doses of aspirin?

Is there something I can take instead of my daily low doses of aspirin?

Reason for use?: It depends why you are taking it. If it is for cardioprotection then I am not aware of any proven alternatives. ...Read more

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I tolerate half an 81mg daily dose of aspirin better than whole dose. Any cardio benefit?

I tolerate half an 81mg daily dose of aspirin better than whole dose. Any cardio benefit?

40mg asa: There is some data on lower dose Aspirin but the bulk of the data is on 81mg and 325mg daily Aspirin doses. I don't think you can be highly confident of benefit from the lower dose. ...Read more

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Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Can I use lose dose aspirin for a headache?

Maybe: If you have had ulcers, problems with Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, naproxen, others), you should not use aspirin. Otherwise you could try it. The low dose may not be as effective as 'normal' doses, but may be worth a try. ...Read more

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Why can the effects of a single dose of aspirin drug last 7-10 days?

Why can the effects of a single dose of aspirin drug last 7-10 days?

Aspirin 7 days: It binds to a receptor on platelets and permanently makes the not work or get sticky. Thus these must die and be replaced by new ones. Takes about 7-10 days.
Good wikipedia discussion. ...Read more

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Benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin?

Aspirin therapy: Low dose Aspirin has been shown to be of benefit as secondary prevention (preventing second events) in people who have suffered heart attacks or strokes. It is also of benefit as primary prevention (preventing first events) in patients with cardiovascular risk factors though it's use should be balanced by a slightly increased risk of bleeding and gastric irritation. ...Read more

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Best time to take a daily low dose aspirin?

SAME TIME DAILY: It does not matter what time you take it but take it same time daily. ...Read more

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Best time to take low dose aspirin-am or pm?

Best time PM: Best time is pm as most heart attacks take plave in the morning. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take low dose aspirin on your own.

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Is it ok to take low dose aspirin on your own.

Consult with a doc: It's not recommended to start taking Aspirin without consulting with a doctor. Depending on your age, gender, and number of cardiovascular risk factors, your doctor may prescribe or recommend daily Aspirin for prevention of heart disease or stroke. ...Read more

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I have a low patelets count should I take low dose aspirin?

Depends: Depends on the degree, if you are at risk for heart disease or stroke and if you are at risk (for any other reason) for uncontrolled bleeding. Sometimes the cause of low platelets should be identified and treated if the benefits of aspirin therapy warrant it. Need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Do aspirin cause gastric irritation in low dose?

It may: Different people react differently to long term aspirin use. Consult your internist. ...Read more

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Garlic oil capsules vs low dose aspirin - which is more effective?

Garlic oil capsules vs low dose aspirin - which is more effective?

Aspirin: Aspirin has been shown in multiple studies to be effective in the treatmeant of heart attack and stroke. No such studies exist fir garlic. ...Read more

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Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

Does intake of low doses of aspirin good for health on a long term?

It's hard to prove: I think if you are high risk for heart attack or stroke it makes sense to take aspirin, but some studies have shown no benefit so the jury is still out. And, it can cause bleeding and must be stopped 1 week prior to surgery; so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking a low dose aspirin once a day protect from hear attack?

HEART HEALTH: Aspirin helps thin the blood by a complex biochemical mechanism. The fact is that a heart attack is usually caused from a crack in a cholesterol laden plaque in one of the arteries that feeds the heart muscle. The aspirin, taken regularly, helps prevent the clot from developing and buys the patient time. It doesn't prevent the plaque rupture, but it delays the blockage that the ensuing clot causes ...Read more

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How long does the anticoagulant effect of a single dose of aspirin last?

How long does the anticoagulant effect of a single dose of aspirin last?

Up to a week: Aspirin is a platelet poison that slows the response of platelets to stop bleeding. It may last up to about a week. ...Read more

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Can I have a tooth extracted while taking a daily dose of 81mg of aspirin?

Yes: That should not create a problem. If there is any excessive bleeding the oral surgeon can control it with local measures. ...Read more

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Does stopping taking low-dose aspirin increase the likelihood of clotting?

Depends: All depends on your overall health history and why you were on the aspirin to begin with. Make a virtual appointment to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have been taking high-dose buffered aspirin for almost 30 years now once daily (AM) I would like to stop, can I cold turkey?

Yes: You should be able to stop if it is just once a day. There are no withdrawal symptoms associated with aspirin. Additionally a once a day dose is out of your system manner hours before you take your next dose. ...Read more

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Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Can one take Valium (5-10mg/day max, only as needed) and (Bayer) aspirin (regular dose, one pill 3-4 times a day) together for one week?

Yes, usually okay.: Very low to almost no potential for problems from taking Valium and aspirin as you described for one week, though 5 mg of Valium twice a day rather than 10 mg once a day may provide somewhat better control of anxiety. Suggest avoiding Valium and similar medications if you have a personal or family history of alcohol problems due to high potential for addiction. ...Read more

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Stinging pain (mostly right side) in chest, sometimes also felt in neck & near shouldrs. Usualy mild but can intensify. Can aspirin help & what dose?

Probably not needed: You can take aspirin at 81 mg a day, but given that you are 25, this is probably not needed and could lead to easy bruising. Seems like I answered your other question, which seems related to this one. Both of these would be better answered with an established primary care physician (PCP). Also, since you're already on NSAIDs (Advil), better to not start aspirin without PCP recommendations. ...Read more

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I took half a dose of alka seltzer cold and didn’t realize it had aspirin in it. I am 24 yrs old with a Cold. I am afraid of developing Reye’s syndro

I took half a dose of alka seltzer cold and didn’t realize it had aspirin in it. I am 24 yrs old with a Cold. I am afraid of developing Reye’s syndro

No worries: Reye syndrome is a rare condition that affects a few children who are recovering from an illness like influenza or chicken pox, who had been taking aspirin or other salicylates. An adult getting Reye syndrome after a single dose of aspirin would be so rare that nobody should fear it. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." No worries. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take low dose aspirin and caditone?

Is it dangerous to take low dose aspirin and caditone?

Generally no: Aspirin, which is often used to prevent the blood from clotting (and reduce the risk of heart attack) is often used in conjunction with beta blockers, of which caditone is one. However, drug regimens are very individualized as people can suffer side effects and idiosyncratic reactions even at low doses. If there is any concern, you need to work closely with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to give my four year old adult low dose aspirin?

I wouldn't: We quit using Aspirin products with kids under 16 in the 1980's when a direct link to Reyes syndrome was found. Those kids developed liver failure coma and often died after Aspirin use during the flu or chickenpox.The disease has all but disappeared since we stopped using it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to safely take low dose aspirin while on ativan (lorazepam)?

Should be okay: The combination of Aspirin and Lorazepam does not seem alarming to any extent although I would caution that the propensity to fall while taking Lorazepam for some individuals would make the risk of serious bleed increased. This would be significant in the context of severe head trauma potentially leading to intracranial bleeding. This could be catastrophic although very rare. Stay safe! ...Read more

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