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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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When is it safe to give my child aspirin?

When is it safe to give my child aspirin?

NEVER!: ..Is pretty much the only indication left for giving children aspirin. For all others, the possibility of a life-threatening reaction to Aspirin is too serious to ignore. ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrom affect the brain and liver and is fatal 20% of the time. It is very rare now as Aspirin use in children has decreased. ...Read more

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

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 safe for me to give empirin (aspirin) if I just had an insulin injection?

Is it safe for me to give empirin (aspirin) if I just had an insulin injection?

Absolutely yes!: Hi. Yes, totally safe to take Empirin (aspirin) with insulin. The two drugs have completely unrelated side effects, which are uninfluenced by one another. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 7 year old son a low dose chewable Bayern aspirin for a headache?

Worrisome drug: In the 70's and 80's we saw sporadic episodes of kids dying of liver failure after aspirin exposure, which stopped after we quit giving it to kids under 16. We rarely use it any more because we have safer alternatives like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. When we use it ( Kawasaki disease,arthritis) the low dose form would not be effective. ...Read more

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At what age should you start taking an aspirin per day?

At what age should you start taking an aspirin per day?

Depends on CAD risk: The age to begin taking Aspirin for cv prevention depends on the patient's risk. For those patients who already have had a heart attack or stroke, Aspirin should be prescribed regardless of age. For those at increased risk, with history of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, Aspirin should be prescribed. For those without risk factors, generally begin at age 50 for men and 60 for women. ...Read more

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If your not supposed to give children's aspirin to kids, then why do they still make it and sell it?

If your not supposed to give children's aspirin to kids, then why do they still make it and sell it?

Still a good med: As with many medications, we discover over time that some complications require avoidance or close monitoring.A dramatically good acne med can cause liver injury if its not monitored or birth defects in a pregnant woman but it works well.A drug that causes birth defects is used with some patients to keep their cancer from recurring.Having important benefits is why some dangerous meds are made. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me for which of the following conditions would it potentially be dangerous to give someone a tablet of aspirin?

Aspirin do/don'ts: Obviously anyone allergic to aspirin. Do not give to children with fevers. Do not give to people taking blood thinners unless ok'd by their healthcare provider. Do not give to people with history of stomach ulcers or stomach/intestinal bleeding. Do not give to people with a history of acid reflux disease (heart burn). Do not give to people with history of bleeding problems. ...Read more

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My mom is 47 with a BP of 130/90 and has nape pain.Should i give her aspirin or montebloc? Thanx

No: Aspirin is not indicated for women until age 65 unless they have had an "event" such as heart attack or stroke. It actually raises the risk of bleeding in the brain in otherwise healthy women with high blood pressure. (altho that risk is still very low). ...Read more

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Aspirin safe if melena symptom?

NO!: Absolutely not . It's an absolute contraindication. ...Read more

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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe for babies?

Not recomended: Aspirin when given during certain childhood illnesses can cause rye syndrome. If baby has fever best to go with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe for an 11 year old?

Is aspirin safe for an 11 year old?

No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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Should I give aspirin to someone having a stroke?

Timing: This is a very perceptive question. Time is brain during a stroke. If the person is having symptoms they need to get to an hospital as soon as possible for potential treatment with drugs that may be able to dissolve any clot or procedures to remove it. Aspirin may complicate this so best to avoid and get the person to the emergency department quickly instead. ...Read more

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Is it safe to break an aspirin into smaller pieces.?

Possibly: If the aspirin is uncoated, it can be safely broken. However, some aspirin tablets are specifically coated to prevent them from dissolving in the stomach (enteric coated aspirin); breaking those would jeopardize the stomach lining. ...Read more

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