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On crestor 40mg. Family history of high blood pressure and cholesterol. Is it safe to take aspirin 325 mg?

My doctor insists that I take a 325mg uncoated aspirin daily. I am currently on Crestor 40mg and Bystolic 5 mg. One of my 5 brothers died in his early fifties of a heart attack and several members of my family are being treated for high blood pressure and cholesterol . He is aware of my family history and I totally trust him but....... I am beginning to feel like 81mg would be enough. I have asked him about this before but he insists that I continue the 325mg regimen. I would like your opinion.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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in view of positive family history and other positive family history , statin in form of crestor and antiplatelets in form of aspirin is indicated for primary prevention purpose
and for primary prevention 81 mg of aspirin is suffieient provided you take your medicine regularly
i also advice to adopt healthy life style
in form of healthydiet and regular cardio exercise and avoiding any addiction
take care
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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