How is Bayer baby aspirin different than normal?

Brand/dose. Bayer is one of the companies that make aspirin. Baby aspirin is an old fashion name for the low dose form (81mg vs 325mg) that is never used for babies any more. Aspirin is linked to liver failure/coma/death in kids under 16 if given during various viral illnesses. The "baby" is a name that stuck, but it means the low dose form docs use in heart attack or stroke prevention.

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Took 650 aspirin for headache along with normal regimine of baby aspirin and 40 Prozac (fluoxetine)...is this to much?

No. If you take a regular dose of aspirin you do not need to take "baby aspirin" that day, however the two combined are still not too much. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Controlled HBP and cholesterol. Non diabetic, no 1st degree relatives w/HD. Normal angiogram. Baby aspirin daily a good idea?

Check with doctor. Those guidelines have recently shifted as to whether baby aspirin is safe to take or not anymore with high blood pressure or high cholesterol to not cause possible bleeding from stroke. So a lot depends on your drugs you are on, and where you fall in the risk factor category. Best to check with a doctor who knows your medical history intimately. Read more...

Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal.?

Yes. Sorry to hear you have this very distressing condition. Random onset of hives is quite common and may not have anything to do with the aspirin particularly if there has been no lapse in the aspirin regimen. Labs cannot confirm or rule out aspirin allergy. A careful history taking and timeline is essential. FYI Aspirin / NSAIDS sensitivity (aka AERD) is a different animal. Read more...

"on my own I have been taking 1 baby aspirin every day for almost 3 years. How do I safely cut back. I am 69, female. I really haven't had a exam in many years. I have hiatal hernia. Blood pressure normal to low.

First . First let me address the fact that you have not had an exam in many years. You need a physical exam and routine screening (pap, mammogram, bone density testing, colon cancer screening etc.). As far is the Aspirin is concerned. It is good for heart health however it can cause bleeding and worsen some conditions (i.e.Ulcers). You should start to wean off now and ask your doctor if it is recommended to continue. Start taking one every other day for a few weeks then down to twice a week, by then you can be advised by your doctor on how you should proceed. Take care. Read more...
See a doctor . The best thing to do would be to see a primary care provider. There many issues going on that you're managing yourself, and as you get older don't be afraid to have a healthcare professional take a look. Don't forget you are always still in control, but may get some really good advice that you otherwise would get. Read more...

No history of hypertension, but fam history of cad, mild artery calcification seen on ct. Taking daily baby aspirin, stopped for 3 days, BP bounces up to140/92 from normal of 110/70. Is it related to aspirin?

Not Related to Aspir. It is not related to aspirin.You should make an appointment with your doctor and get yourself checked.Meanwhile monitor your blood pressure.140/92 is not critical. Read more...
No. Aspirin should have no blood pressure effect. If your family has a hx of cad, then hypertension may also be in the family. I would monitor your BP and try to limit salt in your diet. Read more...