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A low dose of Aspirin (81mg) every day can protect your heart, but it's not the best medicine to take for pain, swelling, or fever.
- When taking low doses (81 mg) every day, Aspirin provides protection for your heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke.
- Used in higher doses to relieve pain, swelling, and fever.
- Available over-the-counter in drugstores by itself and in combination with other cold and flu medications.
- Not a preferred medication for treating pain, swelling, or fever due to its high risk of bleeding.
- NSAIDs (like ibuprofen and naproxen) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are better for treating pain and fever thank Aspirin.
- Aspirin raises your risk of bleeding, especially when used with other blood thinner medications like warfarin (Coumadin).
- Studies show that using higher doses of Aspirin (162 mg or more) every day raises your risk of stomach bleeding and doesn't provide any additional heart protection.
- Aches and pains
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spine disorder
- Chronic chest pain
- Pre-heart attack
- Heart attack
- Heart attack prevention
- Stroke prevention
- Heart bypass surgery
- Coronary angioplasty
- Carotid artery surgery
- Lupus arthritis and chest pain
- Transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke)
- Transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) prevention
- Placement of stent in coronary artery; Adjunct Thromboembolic stroke
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- Brain damage or death from Reye's Syndrome
Children 18 years or younger
...and 1 more risk factors
- Stomach bleeding
History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
...and 3 more risk factors
- Serious allergic reactions
...and 4 more risk factors
- Harm to unborn babies
Women of childbearing age