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What is the best time of the day to take a baby aspirin for heart therapy purposes?

What is the best time of the day to take a baby aspirin for heart therapy purposes?

Any time.: Aspirin's antiplatelet effect lasts for approximately 8 days; therefore, it does not matter what time of day one takes a daily dose. ...Read more

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Dr. William Shaffer
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What time of the day is best to take a baby aspirin for heart health purposes?

What time of the day is best to take a baby aspirin for heart health purposes?

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

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Can i take 81 mg baby aspirin just 3 times a week and still get the heart benefit. What is the aspirin half life. ?

Can i take 81 mg baby aspirin just 3 times a week and still get the heart benefit. What is the aspirin half life. 
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Reduce bleeding.: When a patient on therapeutic Aspirin experiences excessive bleeding associated with minor trauma, we commonly reduce the dosing to every other day as a compromise, thereby shifting the risk/benefit ratio back to an acceptable level. ...Read more

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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 more

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Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

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 more

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Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?

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 more

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On own strtd daily baby aspirin-6mo. for heart health. Study says no help. What is the best way to stop taking?

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

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If I am a basedow disease and ischaemic heart disease, can I take baby aspirin?

If I am a basedow disease and ischaemic heart disease, can I take baby aspirin?

Yes.: Unless you have a specific contraindication to taking asa the answer is yes. Basedow disease will not prevent this. ...Read more

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If you take ibuprofen daily should you still take a baby aspirin daily to prevent heart disease?

If you take ibuprofen daily should you still take a baby aspirin daily to prevent heart disease?

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 more

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Dr. Randall Stafford
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