If you do not have a bleeding disorder
, you may take an 81 mg baby aspirin
at the same time to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
As in the case with all medications, you should inform your family physician that you are taking a baby aspirin daily at your next appointment.
Aspirin thins the blood and interrupts the clotting cycle. If you experience any blood in your stool or have black, tarry stools, you should stop taking the aspirin and see a physician as soon as possible.