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When Is The Best Time To Take Baby Aspirin For 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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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