Is there a brand of low dose aspirin that doesn't contain the mix of crap they put in the main brands like Corn Starch, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, Flavor, Mannitol, Saccharin, Silicon Dioxide, etc?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Dec 22, 2012 -
I am a 25-year-old male. During a recent routine physical, my doctor discovered a heart murmur. Subsequent echocardiograms led to a diagnosis of patent foramen ovale (PFO). I have a history of migraines with aura, so it's kind of nice to know that this may be related.
Anyway, my doctor said that I should immediately start a baby aspirin regimen to decrease my risk of a stroke. I also have a history of GI problems (IBS symptoms as a kid, occasional bleeding in the stool and other unpleasant things) and am therefore a little apprehensive about beginning the regimen.
YANMD, but what do you guys think about whether the stroke risk for a 25-year-old male outweighs the GI risks associated with aspirin?
posted by Enneking
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Is there a general consensus in the medical world regarding whether it is better or not to use fever reducing medications (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) for medium-grade fevers? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread
on Mar 8, 2011 -
Is there some (legal?) reason why I can't seem to find individually-packaged OTC medications in Canada (eg. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin...)? What are some alternative ways to package small amounts of meds for a backpacking first aid kit? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus
on Nov 5, 2010 -
I understand that doctors recommend a prophylactic dose of 81 mg of aspirin daily for alot of adults because 81 mg is the amount in a baby aspirin.
But WHY is that the amount in baby aspirin? Why not 80mg, or 85mg? That one milligram can't be too crucial. Can it?
posted by mmf
on Apr 14, 2010 -
I'm beginning to feel like I am taking too many pills. Should I be?....I know YANMD/YANAD. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 4, 2009 -
Is there a reason the hotel I stayed at offered toothpaste, toothbrushes and razors to guests who forgot them, but not aspirin? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on Aug 21, 2008 -
How to deal with the anti-coagulating effects of Aspirin when it comes to nosebleeds? [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Sep 16, 2007 -
Do I need a second medical opinion regarding an aspirin regimen? I can't figure out if this is minor or something I should look into. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jun 7, 2007 -
My wife, who is 32 weeks pregnant, accidentally took 600mg of aspirin instead of paracetamol. How bad is this? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Dec 2, 2006 -
Lexapro and headaches, tylenol just ain't cutting it. Would it really be so bad if I took aspirin or other NSAIDs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 1, 2006 -
I'm considering going on the ECA stack
to aid my fat loss and training efforts. Does anyone have general tips, caveats, or other advise for me? Has this drug combination been effective for you?
posted by sid
on Aug 19, 2005 -
I am suffering from episodes of the worst pain I have ever felt, linked to a post-root canal-ed tooth that has broken. Why does aspirin or Advil only seem to provide relief in conjuction with consumption of chicken soup? Not any liquid; not any hot liquid, but chicken soup? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on Feb 2, 2005 -