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What is an alternative to aspirin?

Hello, I m a 36 year old male that recently had a stent installed due to a very narrow celiac artery. I m suppose to take aspirin daily but it really destroys my stomach. I ve tried baby aspirin and every kind that is suppose to be easy on the stomach . All of them make me terribly nausious. My doctor had me on plavix but even it made me nausious. My question is, can I take aspirin rectally? I ve read about rectal aspirin suppositories but when I ask my doctor or pharmacist about them, they say they have never heard of them. I ve tried dissolving an aspirin tablet into a small oral syring, then inserting it into my rectum. This seems to work fine but is it safe? Please let me know as I am afraid not to take a blood thinner but can t seem to find one that doesn t terribly hurt my stomach. Thank you.
Thu, 6 Feb 2020
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Hi,

Aspirin has a unique anti platelet aggregation action. There is no alternative to it, as such but you can counter the acidity and gastritis by taking it post meals and adding a ppi like Pantoprazol in the regime.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ajeet Singh, General & Family Physician
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What is an alternative to aspirin?

Hi, Aspirin has a unique anti platelet aggregation action. There is no alternative to it, as such but you can counter the acidity and gastritis by taking it post meals and adding a ppi like Pantoprazol in the regime. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ajeet Singh, General & Family Physician