What is Aspirina used for?
Aspirin is an everyday painkiller for aches and pains such as headache, toothache and period pain. It can also be used to treat colds and “flu-like” symptoms, and to bring down a high temperature. It is also known as acetylsalicylic acid.
Does aspirin reduce stroke risk?
Aspirin has been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who have cardiovascular disease or who have already had a heart attack or stroke, but not all over-the-counter pain and fever reducers do that.
How do you use Aspirina?
Take this medication by mouth. Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) with it unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after you have taken this drug. If stomach upset occurs while you are taking this medication, you may take it with food or milk.
Does aspirin prevent stroke?
Low-dose aspirin helps to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people at high risk of them. Your doctor may suggest that you take a daily low dose if you have had a stroke or a heart attack to help stop you having another one.
Is it safe to use aspirin in primary prevention?
A recently published meta-analysis that combines these new trials with 10 previous primary prevention trials includes data from a total of 164,225 participants over 1 million person years of follow-up and demonstrates that the estimated risk and benefits of aspirin for primary prevention are not materially altered.
When to use aspirin for the prevention of CVD?
Men aged 45 to 79 and women aged 55 to 79 without CVD or with contraindications to aspirin use were considered eligible to use aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD, and women and men in the same age categories with a history of CVD but without contraindications were considered eligible for aspirin use for secondary prevention.
How to prevent heart attacks and strokes with aspirin?
For most patients, we should be deprescribing aspirin for primary prevention of CVD. To prevent heart attacks and strokes, family physicians should focus instead on smoking cessation and lifestyle changes, controlling high blood pressure, and prescribing statins when indicated.
When to take an aspirin in case of an emergency?
If you don’t have an aspirin allergy, EMS personnel may ask you to chew one standard, 325-milligram aspirin slowly. It’s especially effective if you take it within 30 minutes of your first symptoms. If you’re at risk for heart disease, carrying an aspirin with you in case of emergency might be a lifesaving technique.