Aspirin

What is Aspirin?

Aspirin is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever and as an anti-inflammatory medication.

Questions and answers on "Aspirin"

I AM WAKING UP WIH SWOLLEN HANDS....IS THIS BECAUSE i am taking to much aspirin

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is not true that aspirin causes swollen legs!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Aspirin is not known to cause swollen legs. I will like to know for how long this has been going on and how soon after starting aspirin that you noticed the swollen legs. Also, do you have high blood pressure,...

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When stopping Zarelta, a blood thinner, how long do I have to wait before I can use an aspirin product?

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Brief Answer:
When the next dose of Xarelto would have been given

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I am Dr.Barani and I am pleased to assist you.
After stopping Xarelto, You can start an aspirin product when the next dose of Xarelto would have been given.

Regards,...

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drippy nose all day monday..sore throat all night, slept very little. am up but weary...am a 91 yr old athletic guy

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Brief Answer:
Aspirin gargles

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I suggest an antihistamine like Claritin twice a day with warm water.
I suggest aspirin (dispersible) gargles if not allergic to aspirin thrice a day.
If you have cough you can take over the counter anticough syrup like Robutussin. You may run...

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Is it safe to take a single aspirin before a flight, when breastfeeding?

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Brief Answer:
IT is safe!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for your query.

It is safe to take aspirin before a flight. If you wish to take this because of the risk of a possible clot, that also okay. However, the best thing to do is to walk around and stretch often during the flight. This will...

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How to treat generalized joint pain, is naproxen or aspirin more effective?

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Brief Answer:
Naproxen

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Thank you for posting your question on Health Care Magic.
First of all I would recommend you to investigate the cause of generalised joint pains.
If it is degenerative arthritis then definitely the best choice will be naproxen compared to aspirin....

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Qi have been taking a low dose aspirin for a couple of months. I caught a cold and when blowing my nose the mucus has blood mixed in. Do I need to go to the emergency room?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
NO!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

There is just no reason to go to the ER. The blood is as a result of the infection and not aspirin. Try to blow the nostril less violently when you next do so to avoid causing further bleeding.

I wish you...

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How can I flush out continine from my body quickly?
Does aspirin mask continine?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Plenty of fluids

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.Most of Continine is eliminated from your body within 48 hours but the drug test can still detect the remaining traces.
To eliminate these traces you need to drink at least 12...

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have pain in my left elbow area and tightness in my upper back

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Stop aspirin. Take Tylenol!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have reviewed this information and with no additional symptoms, this seems to be related to a muscle pain. While aspirin is good for muscle related pain, it can cause stomach problems especially in elderly. I suggest that you stop...

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I have been taking eloquist 5mg and 81mg of aspirin for the last month for a-fib. I am over a-fib but I continue to take the eloquist and aspirin. I need removal of a molar which will ccause some bleeding and putting on a crown also. Can I stay on the eloquist and aspirin or what?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Aspirin is a blood thinner and can increase bleeding.

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to Health care magic,
Stop aspirin a week in advance or at least 3 days and re-start it a week later.
Aspirin is a blood thinner and can increase bleeding.
There is no problem with eloquist.
You can...

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I am concerned about taking a low dose aspirin with the following medications. Could you please help me and let me know if its ok to take it. the medications are :Gabapentin, Omeprazole,Celexa, Abilify, Remron, and Zocor. Thank you for any help you can provide me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Aspirin presents no additional risk!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Aspirin presents no additional risk to your drugs. If there were any concerns, it should have been among the medications you are already on. Because you have been on them with no worries, then there is no reason to raise any...

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Recent questions on  Aspirin

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Hi, I m 59 years old, went to bed last night felt kinda dizzy, lite headed, took an aspirin and went to sleep. woke up at 2:00 a , still dizzy feeling, and started to have cramps in my calf muscle, right side. I was more pyhs., active than normal, could I have been dehydrated? I m also a male. Still same this morning, but not as bad. also started a higher dose of levothyroxin, about 3 weeks ago.

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husband has blood in his urine, just started on a new RX 12/22, just started RX Amlodipine Besylate 5mg for weak heart . He is recovering from a W/C accident with 8 broken ribs and blood clots. He has BPH & Gastroentrologist told him not to strain himself. He just worked out in the yard blowing leaves for several hours. He does have severe back pain from his accident. Has had 3 CT scans, nobody ever said there was a kidney problem. He had 9 polyps removed at colonoscopy 7/29/10. Prostate problem on Hold. Otherwise, 66 yrs old, 6 1 , 220#, healthy looking, but on chlosterol, Tricycerides, Reflux, Water pill, Too late now to call Dr. tonite, what do you think: He is on Cumadin for the blood clots, does not take aspirin.

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Good afternoon I was told back in Aug 2013 that I have Factor 5 Leiden thrombophilia. The doctor put me on Xarelto for 6 months now and has taken me off and to start using aspirin again. The doctor states that they do not like to keep on medication no longer then 6 months. But I m still on Hydrochlothiazide 25 mg every other day and my ankles are still swollen. I asked the doctor how will I know if I get the blood clots again and his response was I will know. Should I find a hematology & oncology? This scares me!

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I have always bruised easily and now since being on aspirin therapy since 2007 even more; I have never had a bruise raise on me or get hard.....what could have caused this (I stopped taking ASA for a few days d/t upcoming scope but restarted yesterday d/t cancellation)? Thank you

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I have strep throat . I started amoxicillin yesterday, but it seems the swelling in my throat is worse. Is this to be expected? How soon should the medication kick in?

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I have had a pain under my right shoulder blade for about 8 hours. I've taken aspirin and put heat on it no relief

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6 days ago my lips swelled up and my eyes swelled shut I had prednisone and it took 40mg to get it down. It came back in about 12 hours and took more prednisone and I had hives on my neck , under arms and in the groin. Went to a doctor and he...

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