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They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?

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Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
9 doctors agree

In brief: Chew it

In order for Aspirin to work it needs to get to the heart through the blood stream. The fastest way is to chew and swallow it with some water. Swallowing an Aspirin whole delays absorption into the blood stream by minutes to hours.

In brief: Chew it

In order for Aspirin to work it needs to get to the heart through the blood stream. The fastest way is to chew and swallow it with some water. Swallowing an Aspirin whole delays absorption into the blood stream by minutes to hours.
Dr. Robert Roth
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chew it

Chewing the Aspirin will cause it to act faster.

In brief: Chew it

Chewing the Aspirin will cause it to act faster.
Dr. Charles Jost
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