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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

Dr. William Shaffer
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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in ...Read more


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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.?

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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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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I already take a baby aspirin for heart health. Can I take a higher dose for hip pain after a fall?

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

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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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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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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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I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

Wrong!: Baby aspirin is OK to use with your doctors approval. Taking another NSAID like ibuprofen, Alene, Celebrex, Tylenol etc. Will only thin your blood more. In addition, with long term use it could damage your liver. ...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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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

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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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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.

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 more

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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

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

How can baby aspirin help the heart?

See below: The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. ...Read more

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How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

Depends: Assuming you tolerate low dose Aspirin and have had no event or multiple risk factors, epidemiologic data would suggest that men may benefit in their 40s, women in their 50s, for the anti-platelet protective effect on anti-atherothrombotic plaque conversion from stable to vulnerable lesions. If, however, you've already had an event (secondary prevention), then Aspirin is useful at any age. ...Read more

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Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read more

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How does baby aspirin decrease the risk of a heart attack?

Decrease clumping: Asporin is a platelet inhibitor a d prevents clumping of them on an unstable air any plaque in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Could people without heart disease benefit from taking a baby aspirin every day?

Could people without heart disease benefit from taking a baby aspirin every day?

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 more

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I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems. Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems. Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

See MD first: These may be symptoms of an anxiety disorder or a medical disorder. You should consult with your family doctor. There are some people who should not take Aspirin products, so I wouldn't take a baby Aspirin without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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If someone suspected they were having a heart event may the person be better off taking 3 baby aspirin and/or adding a htn medication before the ER?

If someone suspected they were having a heart event may the person be better off taking 3 baby aspirin and/or adding a htn medication before the ER?

Only aspirin: Only aspirin is recommended in suspected heart attack. The main event in acute heart attack is blood clot blocking a coronary artery thus the rationale for giving aspirin. Any other medication have no benefit and potentially cause more harm such as lowering the BP too much ...Read more

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Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!

Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!

No need: This is unlikely to help, but probably won't hurt. Use your judgment, and dis is with your primary care provider that you have a relationship with. There could be other reasons to do this as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've heard that if you take low dose aspirin everyday it can help reduce clot formation that can lead to a heart attack. What exact part of clot forma?

Aspirin...: Aspirin causes the platelets to be "slippery" so they can't stick together. This helps prevent clot formation because the platelets are an integral part of clot formation. Hope this helps!!!! ...Read more

Dr. Randall Stafford
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Low Dose Aspirin (Definition)

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