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Perforated ulcer and diverticulitis, have cholesterol. Had TIA. On aspirin and zantac. What should the dosage be?

I had a TIA so was put on several medications, including a coated baby aspirin and Zantac (because of a perforated ulcer and diverticulitis two years ago). The aspirin and Zantac are to be taken every day for the long-term, but I worry about Zantac long-term. Do you think there's any risk to just taking an enteric 81 mg aspirin by itself every day? ( I also was prescribed a cholesterol-lowering drug - Zetia 10 mg - and Atenolol 25 mg.) Thank you for your help.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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Hi, thank you for posting at Health Care Magic.

In general your treatment is good, but I would say that it needs a change. Coated baby aspirin, Zetia and Atenelol are useful and necessary for your health. But to have a protection in your stomach you should change Zantac with Esomeprazolo(NEXIUM) 40mg -1 pill a day. You should change Zantac because NEXIUM is the best in your problem.
*Aspirine should be "Aspirin Protect".

I wish you a fast recover.
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Perforated ulcer and diverticulitis, have cholesterol. Had TIA. On aspirin and zantac. What should the dosage be?

Hi, thank you for posting at Health Care Magic. In general your treatment is good, but I would say that it needs a change. Coated baby aspirin, Zetia and Atenelol are useful and necessary for your health. But to have a protection in your stomach you should change Zantac with Esomeprazolo(NEXIUM) 40mg -1 pill a day. You should change Zantac because NEXIUM is the best in your problem. *Aspirine should be Aspirin Protect . I wish you a fast recover.