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Whats The Best Time Of Day To Take Baby Aspirin For Your Heart
Glad you asked!: Aspirin irreversibly binds platelets for the life of the platelet (which is 10 days). Every day, our bodies make new platelets replacing the 10% that is lost. When you take one single aspirin, you have an antiplatelet ("blood thinning") effect that lasts at least 5 days (50% of your circulating platelets). Bottom line: it doesn't matter what time you take the aspirin. The effect lasts a long time. ...Read more
Can i take 81 mg baby aspirin just 3 times a week and still get the heart benefit. What is the aspirin half life.
My cousins heart races. And she takes a baby aspirin. My heart has been racing every day during ovulation. I took a baby aspirin today. Will it help?
Palpitations: aspirin is of no therapeutic benefit for palpitations. I would recommend you have an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms, as that would dictate appropriate treatment. Cutting back on caffeine and alcohol and over the counter cold remedies with phenylephrine may stop the problem, so try that first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?
FDA: Very few should take baby aspirin daily. I'm female, 60, no hx of heart dis. or stroke w/ well-controlled hypertens. and T2Diabetes. Take or not?
Depends: That is a good question. I'd recommend you talk with your doctor about your cardiovascular risk (including risk for heart attack) and also at the risks and benefits of Aspirin therapy, and then together come up with the right answer for you individually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?
NO: Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients.People with diabetes mellitus, obesity , family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On own strtd daily baby aspirin-6mo. for heart health. Study says no help. What is the best way to stop taking?
Stop it at your: convenience. You can stop taking it any time you want to. There is no need to taper the dose. ...Read more
Yes.: Unless you have a specific contraindication to taking asa the answer is yes. Basedow disease will not prevent this. ...Read more
Interference: They interfere with each other. If you must take ibuprofen, you should take the Aspirin 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after any Ibuprofen or the Aspirin will not be able to provide the platelet inhibitory ("blood thinning" effect. Ibuprofen does not prevent heart disease and there is data that like other nsaids, it increases it slightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I already take a baby aspirin for heart health. Can I take a higher dose for hip pain after a fall?
Yes and no: Aspirin interferes with blood clotting mechanisms. Therefore immediately after a fall if there is any suspicion of active bleeding it should not be used along with other agents, such as ibuprofen. After a fall with resulting in hip pain i would be concerned with impending hip fracture versus muscular trauma which requires a thorough examination. If there is no danger adult dosage may be used. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with fatty liver, my family has history of heart attacks, is it safe for me to take baby aspirin daily?
My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram
You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more
Would it hurt a 20 year old to take a baby aspirin? My heart races from anxiety especially during the 2 weeks before my period, and i also get sad.
Baby aspirin: It would not hurt a 20 year old to take a baby aspirin, but baby Aspirin may not help heart racing, anxiety, or depression before your period. It may help lower abdominal cramping that is common in the premenstrual period, though. You could be having other premenstrual syndrome symptoms and need evaluation for their severity. Please consider seeing your physician about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?
Yes: All anti-inflammatory medications increase risk for a cardiovascular event (mi, stroke, death). These risk seems to be associated with higher doses. So it's best if you take the lowest possible dose for a short duration. The other concern with nsaids and Aspirin is increase risk for GI bleed. If you have risk factor for this you have to be cautious and may want to take some zantac (ranitidine) with it. ...Read more
I am currently on warfarin, 81 mg baby aspirin, and metoprolol after two open heart surgeries. I have a horrible sore throat/cold. What can I take?
Yes: There are studies that have shown benefits of Aspirin beyond heart disease like decrease in colon cancer risk, and stroke. Of course there are also potential serious side effects you have to worry about. Before you start taking Aspirin you need to consult with your doctor to make sure it does not interfere with any other medications you may be taking as well monitor you for any potential problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard that taking a "baby" aspirin once a day is good for heart health. How much aspirin is in a "baby" aspirin?
Baby aspirin: 81 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
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