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What Does Baby Aspirin Look Like
No: Aspirin taken daily can be very beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes. However, not everyone should be on Aspirin therapy as there are medical conditions (ulcers, drug allergies, bleeding disorders, etc.) that could worsen with daily Aspirin use. In addition, there could be interactions with other medications. Discuss with your doctor before starting any Aspirin therapy. ...Read more
Breakfast time: If you decided. Then at breakfast time. ...Read more
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Babies should not be given aspirin
the so called "baby aspirin" is a 65 mg tablet. Regular Aspirin is anywhere from 325 to 1000 mg. ...Read more
Not for babies: It's actually a misnomers bc Aspirin should not be given to babies. Since the 1980's, it's known that a serious condition called reyes' syndrome can occur if toddlers are exposed to aspirin. The cdc had since warned pediatricians to avoid Aspirin & aspirin-containing products in flu and chickenpox, and later in other viral febrile illness. The term now denotes the 81 mg rather than the 325 mg. ...Read more
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
What would cause a low protime level in a 43yr old if you are taking one adult baby aspirin a night?
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, low protime is usually not a pathological issue. Unless by low you mean prolonged protime. It would have been helpful to have your INR. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read more
Depends: Why are you taking it (to prevent what problem?). In the vast majority of cases, a single baby Aspirin a day is all you need. Ask your doctor to be sure of what you should do in your particular situation. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Your LDL (bad cholesterol) goal is based on your cardiac risk factors. So, a level of 150 may be fine if you are a healthy 21 year old marathon runner but too high if you've already had a heart attack. Baby Aspirin has different risks/benefits based on your age, gender, and health status. For women older than 50, the benefit may outweigh the risks to prevent stroke, but check with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends why you're taking baby aspirin. You should check with your doctor first to make sure it won't increase the risk of something more serious. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. It works faster when chewed but, if you're not in a hurry, swallowing is fine. (if you're taking it everyday, you have an Aspirin effect already so there's no hurry, but when people are having chest pain and not on Aspirin or their status isn't known, chewing gets it into their system faster). ...Read more
if sensitive, it can irritate your stomach. ...Read more
Bleeding.: Only theoretical fetal risks exist for the consumption of 81 mg of Aspirin daily periconceptionally and during the pregnancy - namely a small increase in the incidence of fetal gastroschisis. My main concern would be the slightly increased risk of placental abruption and definite increased risk of any bleeding because of platelet inhibition. Aspirin may prevent fetal growth restriction and pree. ...Read more
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
Is it recommended for a senior citizen (70's-80's) to take a baby aspirin regardless of male or female?
NO!: No. Only certain patients should take Aspirin therapy. Always check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Hi, today I ate my baby aspirin for twice. Before 24 hours am not sure may be less than 20 hours. Is this dose harmful to fetus? Capsule power 81gm
No: Many people actually take as high as 325 mgm. A day. Do not worry. I am sure you meant 81 mg and not 81 gm. ...Read more
Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 baby aspirin a day (162mg.) I am 60. Is it ok to take 2 baby aspirin a day? I am female, aged 60 years. I weigh 125lbs. And I am 5' 103/4" I once was told I should be 65 to start an aspirin regimen by a medical dr. (internal
See the link below and quotation of the executive writing committee of the american heart association feb 16, 2011.
"aspirin therapy can be useful in women > or = 65 years of age (81 mg daily or 100 mg every other day) if blood pressure is contolled and benefit for ischemic stroke and mi (heart attack) prevention is likely to outweigh risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke, and may be reasonable for women <65 years of age for ischemic stroke prevention."
also, see the mayo clinic letter explanation regarding this subject. Links below. ...Read more
Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more
Yes to prevent: Yes it may prevent, but you may have to take 8 pills to treat. ...Read more
At the dose being: Given (81mg), anemia is not a concern. Asa is a suicide inhibitor for cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that is essential for producing prostanoids that impact platelet function. This is the reason that patients with cardiovascular dz are often treated with a daily baby asa. I wonder if you are asking for reasons related to your health? 39yo men aren't commonly taking daily asa. Is there something else? ...Read more
Aspirin & lactation: If low-dose Aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant (bleeding). Because of a single case report of metabolic acidosis, the american academy of pediatrics characterizes Aspirin as a drug that has been "associated with significant effects on some nursing infants and should be given to nursing mothers with caution. ...Read more