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Old 07-18-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

Hi,

Are there any aspirin guide lines (age, dose, entrisic coating etc.,) for stroke prevention/reduction ?

Like I said in earlier post, I don't have hypertension yet(35y), but have significant family history of hypertension, stroke.

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Old 07-19-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

kkotha,
I recommend the cheapest store brand of 325 mg. adult aspirin...one a day. My search is always to pay 2/$.01 and I usually find a jug od 500 tabs for $2.49.

If you have problems with gastritis or ulcers, then you;ll have to follow the advice of your doctor but I think most people do just fine on the plain vanilla cheapy!

I think the 80 mg. kiddie doses at 10 times the price is overcautious silliness and might result in a sub-optimum dose!

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

If you are female, you might check out the recent study that indicated low dose aspirin had mixed effects on women's risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and death.

You can read about the results from the Brighamandwomens.org website.
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/publicaffairs/Newsreleases/womens%20health%20study%20aspirin%20vita min%20E.asp

A quote from the above article:
"In March 2005, long-awaited WHS results demonstrated regular low-dose aspirin therapy reduced the risk of stroke by 17 percent, but did not decrease heart attacks or cardiovascular deaths among all women. However, in the subgroup of women 65 years and older, aspirin reduced the risks of developing overall cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke and heart attack."

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Old 07-25-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

No more than 81 mg (baby aspirin) per day and you must drink at least 8 glasses (64 oz) of water daily to prevent kidney damage. Thats what my doc told me.

 
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

One more thing he said was that there is no additional benefit of taking more than 75 mg per day for heart attack/stroke prevention. That is why the limit of 81 mg (baby aspirin) per day. Higher doses such as 325 mg daily over long periods of time can cause damage to the kidneys. Hence no more than 81 mg per day and the advice to drink lots ( 8 glasses or more) of water per day to keep kidneys safe. My $0.02 based on my understanding of what my doc said.

 
Old 07-25-2005, 05:24 PM   #6
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

Thank you all folks for good info.

 
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Re: Any Aspirin Guidelines ?

They did a study in France, giving 98 patients 160 mg. aspirin/day and evaluating the platelet response (did they get less sticky.) TWENTY-NINE showed no response to this dosage...they were resistant to aspirin therapy.
These 29 were then put on 300 mg. aspirin and all but 11 of them showed the desired platelet reponse.

Thus, to extrapolate this study, there are approximately 18% of the population that needs at least 300 mg. to achieve platelet control sufficient to lower heart attack risk...and probably some portion of the resistant 11% that needs even MORE, but that's conjecture....they didn't test the final 11.

I maintain that this is GOOD evidence, unless there is a good reason to the contrary, that taking a 325 mg. pill is a wise way to go...I take 650 mg.

Perhaps if one notices an increased tendency to bleeding from 85 mg. then such a person has proven the low dose is working for him.

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