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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in ...Read more


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At 52 should I start taking baby aspirin?

At 52 should I start taking baby aspirin?

No: Unless you are at risk for coronary artery disease and stroke there is no evidence to recommend daily Aspirin use. Your doctor will be able to recommend the best plan for you based on your family history and present health. ...Read more

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Should everyone over 50 take a baby aspirin?

Should everyone over 50 take a baby aspirin?

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

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Can I take baby aspirin in morning or night?

Can I take baby aspirin in morning or night?

Either, whatever: You can remember and will work with your schedule. Try to take it the same time each day. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

What is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

No real issue: Absorbed fine. If it bothers your stomach it is perfectly good to take it with food. ...Read more

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How long does it take for baby aspirin to get out of system?

48 hours: Approx. 48 hours but depends on stomach contents and ph of urine eg higher ph helps excrete Aspirin quicker via the urine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between baby aspirin and normal aspirin?

Dose: 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

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What t benefits of baby aspirin n at what age dhould adults take them?

What t benefits of baby aspirin n at what age dhould adults take them?

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

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Is it okay to take a baby aspirin everyday after having an anueryzm coiled?

Talk to MD: Some physicians will want you off Aspirin while the aneurysm seals. Usually a baby Aspirin is not a problem, but you should check with the doctor that did the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take 81mg. Aspirin or baby aspirin to avoid another tia?

Same time: 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

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What would cause a low protime level in a 43yr old if you are taking one adult baby aspirin a night?

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

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Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

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

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Prophylactic baby aspirin - 1 or 2 daily?

Prophylactic baby aspirin - 1 or 2 daily?

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

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Shuld I take baby aspirin if my LDL is 150?

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

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Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

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

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Is it ok to swallow baby aspirin instead of chewing it?

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

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Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when I bend a pressure like feeling?

? side effect: Stop the Aspirin and see what happens.
It could just be a side effect.
Check your blood pressure. Should be lower than 130/80.
Go see your dr if it's persistent.
Have a nice day! ...Read more

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What is risk of baby aspirin in pregnancy?

What is risk of baby aspirin in pregnancy?

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

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Can I have a drink after taking a baby aspirin?

Probably: It is probably safe but keep it to no more than one to two small drinks. Have as much water as you want. ...Read more

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How is Bayer baby aspirin different than normal?

MG stregth: The "baby aspirin" is 81mg while the normal Aspirin is 325mg. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 baby aspirin every 12 hours?

Generally yes: Unless you have concerning health conditions. Check with your physician but 2 baby Aspirin bid equates to 1 regular Aspirin daily. ...Read more

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Do I need to avoid all alcohol if I am taking baby aspirin?

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

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I take a baby aspirin daily, can I take tylenor with codeine?

Yes: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) codeine, and Aspirin all work on different receptors with different mechanisms of action. They do not interact in anyway and they should not cause you any problem if you are taking your normal prescribed or recommended dosing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm thirty four years old, can I start a baby aspirin regimen?

Usually, yes.: If yo have risk factors for early heart disease, this would be especially recommended. Some problems such as Aspirin allergy, clotting problems, or anticipation of surgery, would make that a bad idea, though. ...Read more

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Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Yes: A baby aspirin 81 mg is appropriate to take to prevent strokes. DO not take if on blood thinners already without first talking to you provider. Also if history of stomach ulcers do not take but all should take the 81mg aspirin ...Read more

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At the age of 35 should you take 2 baby aspirin a day if family history of mi?

Probably not: Necessary unless you have multiple other risk factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoke. See your doctor to have your risk assessed. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

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

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Is it ok to take baby aspirin and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is it ok to take baby aspirin and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: Aspirin and statins are two of the most common drugs used in the treatment or prevention of cardiac events. There is a great deal of experience using the drugs in combination, and no adverse interactions are identified. ...Read more

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For a migraine, is it ok for me to take baby aspirin if that's all I have at home?

Yes to prevent: Yes it may prevent, but you may have to take 8 pills to treat. ...Read more

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Can baby aspirin cause anemia?

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

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Can taking baby aspirin improve my chances of conceiving?

Baby ASA /pregnancy: If you don't have a a history of pregnancy loss then it probably won't help you. ...Read more

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By taking baby aspirin would that make you miss your period?

Aspirin: No. Aspirin can cause bleeding, kidney failure, and hearing loss but the most common causes of amenorrhea (missing your period) are pregnancy, impending menopause, and hormonal problems. Please see your gynecologist regarding your missed period. ...Read more

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How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

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

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