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What Is A Safe Age To Give Aspirin
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I m 11 wk pregnant after icsi, is it safe to take 75 mg aspirin daily?My dr NT available, she hd advised to take till wk12 bt i m NT sure abt pregnant age
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If your not supposed to give children's aspirin to kids, then why do they still make it and sell it?
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