What dose of asprin do I take if I think i’m having a heart attack?

162 mg. Probably any dose >75 mg would work but what is done practically is to chew 2 baby aspirin. (chewing helps the medicine dissolve and enter the blood more quickly). Of course, the more important thing to do is to call 911 so don't waste precious time looking around the house for baby aspirin! every minute counts in the early stages of a heart attack.

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What's the right dose of aspirin.? To prevent an heart attack?

Baby aspirin. 81 mg (as opposed to 325 mg daily) usually taken every day or even every other day has been shown to be equally effective for prevention heart attacks- with no other risk factors than - note this is still controversial as some docs still recommend 162-325 mg daily. I do defer to my cards colleagues and leave my patients on what they recommend. Read more...

Is it better to take aspirin at night or morning to prevent heart attack?

Evening. Aspirin inhibits platelets irreversibly. The effect wears off as time goes on and is renewed when the new dose is taken. Since most heart attacks occur in the early am the greatest protection will be achieved by taking Aspirin at night. Read more...
Interesting ??? I don't know if that has ever been studied, my guess would be that night is better since early am is a frequent time for chest pain, and you might not be taking this early enough in the day otherwise. What is important is to take it daily. Read more...

What dose of aspirin reduces the chance of heart attack and or stroke please?

81 mg. Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices. Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. Read more...

Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Maybe. While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. Read more...

People say to take 81 mgs. Aspirin if having a heart attack. I think also to add HTN meds, if already prescribed. Combo more helpful?

Not clear about ? If you think you are having a heart attack, you should dial 911. Taking a baby aspirin and/or anti hypertensive medications is not sufficient in this situation. If you are talking about preventing a heart attack, you'll want to discuss your individual risk profile with your primary physician and then take appropriate measures after consulting with them. Hope this is helpful! Best wishes to you. Read more...