Question: What is a good substitute for baby aspirin?

If baby aspirin has not been prescribed for you but you are taking it proactively, you may consider taking ginger daily as an alternative. That being said, please realize that although ginger is a natural plant substance and considered safe, it can thin your blood and slow clotting time.

What can I use if I dont have baby aspirin?

Are there alternatives to low-dose aspirin? If you cant take low-dose aspirin, you may be able to take another blood thinning medicine, such as clopidogrel, instead. Like aspirin, these medicines prevent blood clots from forming and reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke in people at high risk of them.

What can be substituted for aspirin?

Tylenol, the widely used alternative to aspirin, is an analgesic, or pain reliever, and fever-reducing drug.

Is baby aspirin necessary?

Those guidelines said a daily aspirin is no longer recommended for older adults who dont have a high risk of or existing heart disease. And in 2018 a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine also stated that baby aspirin isnt necessary for good health.

Do doctors still recommend baby aspirin?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends daily aspirin therapy if youre age 50 to 59, youre not at increased bleeding risk, and you have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke of 10 percent or greater over the next 10 years.

Is it OK to take a baby aspirin every other day?

Your doctor will recommend a dose of aspirin and how often to take it. A typical schedule is to take aspirin every day. But your doctor might recommend that you take aspirin every other day.

Can I replace aspirin with turmeric?

The same is true for those taking the following medications as turmeric can strengthen or otherwise interfere with their effects: Blood thinners like Coumadin, Plavix, or even aspirin because turmeric also acts as a blood thinner as well.

Is it OK to take baby aspirin every other day?

Your doctor will recommend a dose of aspirin and how often to take it. A typical schedule is to take aspirin every day. But your doctor might recommend that you take aspirin every other day.

Should seniors take a baby aspirin every day?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends daily aspirin therapy if youre age 50 to 59, youre not at increased bleeding risk, and you have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke of 10 percent or greater over the next 10 years.

What happens when you stop taking baby aspirin?

Research has shown that abruptly quitting aspirin after taking it regularly may increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Can turmeric replace aspirin as a blood thinner?

Blood thinners like Coumadin, Plavix, or even aspirin because turmeric also acts as a blood thinner as well. For this reason, you want to stop taking turmeric a couple of weeks before any type of surgical procedure so you can undergo treatment safely, and without the risk of bleeding that cannot be stopped.

Does garlic thin the blood like aspirin?

But studies show that, just like aspirin, garlic reduces the tendency for platelets to gang up and form thrombi. Even a single dose of garlic appears to have blood-thinning potential.

Is there a downside to taking a baby aspirin daily?

Side effects and complications of taking aspirin include: Stroke caused by a burst blood vessel. While daily aspirin can help prevent a clot-related stroke, it may increase your risk of a bleeding stroke (hemorrhagic stroke). Gastrointestinal bleeding.

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