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What are the repercussions of overdosing on Aspirin?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I accidently took 5 regular aspirin 325mg tablets/no caffeine thinking I grabbed the vitamin c tablets I wanted to take to ward off a cold. Should I be overly concerned about this, or start pushing fluids or something?

Okay, I'll wait for your reply. Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Eat well and take omeprazole!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this accidental confusion with drugs. 5 tablets are much and the greatest fear is possible stomach pain. I will recommend you take omeprazole and eat well to protect the stomach lining. Besides, drink much water.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 5 minutes later
Would it be helpful to drink milk to somewhat protect the stomach?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
NO additional advantage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is really not of any additional advantage over food. How are you feeling? Did you succeed in getting the omeprazole?

Hope to hear from you!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 5 minutes later
Hi Dr. Dita, Thank you for your answers to my questions. I am feeling fine today, thanks. I have been eating well and drinking lots of water as you suggested, and it definitely has worked! Thanks again. Brandy
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Glad you are feeling better. That's nice.

Always contact me when in need.
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