Information about Aspirin

Aspirin Uses

Aspirin is used for Angina (heart-related chest pain), heart attack and Stroke. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.

How Aspirin works

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-platelet action. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Common side effects of Aspirin

Increased bleeding tendency, Dyspepsia
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Expert advice for Aspirin

  • Aspirin helps prevent future heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke.
  • It is generally well-tolerated with minimum side effects.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may make you bleed more easily. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects, or cutting fingernails or toenails.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice blood in your vomit or have black/tarry stools.
  • Stop taking Aspirin and tell your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that does not go away.

Frequently asked questions for Aspirin


Q. How long should I take Aspirin for?

You will need to take Aspirin for the rest of your life unless stopped by your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Aspirin?

Aspirin is known to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. You may not feel any difference after taking Aspirin. Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor to keep getting the benefits.

Q. How long does Aspirin take to clear from the body?

It takes around 10 days for Aspirin to get cleared from the body after completely stopping this medicine.

Q. Why is Aspirin given in pregnancy?

Aspirin is generally not recommended in pregnancy. However, Aspirin may be given in lower doses in certain medical conditions like pre-eclampsia or other clotting disorders.

Q. What is the best time to take Aspirin?

Take Aspirin as prescribed by your doctor. According to a recent study, taking Aspirin at nighttime, before you go to sleep, is more effective in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Q. Will I need to stop Aspirin before surgery or dental procedure?

Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Aspirin. But, never stop taking it on your own.


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