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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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Why should I not give aspirin to a child with chickenpox?

Why should I not give aspirin to a child with chickenpox?

Complications: Back in the late 60's & early 70's a devistating illness called reye's syndrome started appearing.Kids with chickenpox or flu would appear to get better before lapsing into coma & dying of liver failure. After a link with salycilates(aspirin) was made, we stopped giving it to kids under 16. Reye's has almost disappeared.It didn't happen to all kids, but we never knew how to predict who would. ...Read more

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Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Glad you asked: Most of my teammates here won't be able to connect your HSP, which in kids almost never has sequelae, your Lyme (how diagnosed / treated?), your aspirin use, your port-wine stain, and whatever b4-mcycle means. By age 30, most of us have a few different things. Ill-defined symptoms often simply reflect a difficult living situation -- happens at some time to most of us, could that be you? ...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 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 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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