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An Aspirin a Day? Don´t
Dose Yourself, FDA Says

NBC News, by Jonel Aleccia

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/5/2014 3:30:39 PM

Taking an aspirin a day may help prevent heart attack or stroke in some people, but it’s not for everyone — and the common drug can have serious side effects that offset the benefits. That’s the reminder Monday from health officials at the federal Food and Drug Administration, who have finally told giant drugmaker Bayer Corp. not to expect the agency to give the go-ahead for labels listing aspirin as a drug for primary prevention of heart attacks and other problems. Instead, the recommendation for daily doses of therapeutic aspirin remains the same: It should be used only in people at high risk for heart attack and stroke, and then only under a doctor’s

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I take the 81mg. aspirin pill at night after telling my doctor & pharmacist. Have no idea what "tests" would say otherwise unless i had an ulcer or was anemic. I remember when the study began (60´s) and the "great´ results it seem to tout when completed. So, what is this about?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/5/2014 3:45:32 PM     (No. 9837447)

FDA? Who relies anything the FDA says?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinchem, 5/5/2014 4:14:22 PM     (No. 9837478)

Although not a Doctor, I spent many years in the medical profession and learned a lot of things the average person would not.

Aspirin is like any other drug in that some people can take them and have no side affects. I knew a kid who gave his friend an aspirin at school and the kid dropped dead. This is why they are so hard on children passing legitimate drugs to other children, and why they are so strict on schools handing in out medication.

I see a lot of drugs advertised on TV and if you listen closely the guy is reading fast about all the side effects, if you have this or that or another then consult your doctor.

Good advice. Non-prescription over the counter medicine can be good for you or it can kill you. If you don´t check with your doctor before taking anything, well it´s your life.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tren9, 5/5/2014 4:43:26 PM     (No. 9837522)

Every person is different. For me, novocaine does nothing; a half-dose of lidocaine is very effective. You need to build your awareness of the effects of what you take.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 5/5/2014 5:28:23 PM     (No. 9837577)

Some forty-odd years ago I was on a trout fishing group trip in Montana. On the trip were a couple of German doctors. They said if everyone took an aspirin a day that heart disease would be reduced at least a third. Since heart trouble ran in my family I started the aspirin a day the next morning and have never stopped. I seem to have a healthy heart. My recent EKG and nuclear tests were normal. I am 72 now. Was it the aspirin or just luck? Don´t know but don´t plan to stop. I acknowledge that there are some who shouldn´t do the aspirin routine but if you can take it I highly recommend it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/5/2014 5:48:30 PM     (No. 9837596)

Since FDA employees and Congress/staffers can´t make money inside trading over the counter medications, like they can with the big pharma they regulate for new meds, it´s unlikely we´ll ever see them like Aspirin, Vitamins, or any homeopathic remedies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: AGGW, 5/5/2014 7:45:35 PM     (No. 9837722)



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Reply 7 - Posted by: AGGW, 5/5/2014 7:49:21 PM     (No. 9837727)

My grandmother, who died in 1980 at the age of 91, took 2 aspirin dissolved in water with a small amount of baking soda every night for as long as I can remember.
She was quite healthy and took no other medications.

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