How much aspirin is safe per day?
The usual dose to prevent a heart attack or stroke is 75mg once a day (a regular strength tablet for pain relief is 300mg).
The daily dose may be higher – up to 300mg once a day – especially if you have just had a stroke, heart attack or heart bypass surgery..
Why aspirin is bad for you?
Like most medicines, aspirin has side effects. It irritates your stomach lining and can trigger gastrointestinal upset, ulcers and bleeding. And, because it thins your blood, it can be dangerous for people who are at higher risk of bleeding.
What are the most common side effects of aspirin?
Common side effects of Bayer Aspirin include:rash,gastrointestinal ulcerations,abdominal pain,upset stomach,heartburn,drowsiness,headache,cramping,More items…•
Should aspirin be taken morning or night?
There is a body of research that suggests the majority of heart attacks occur in the morning. So taking aspirin before bedtime may be the better bet as it allows time for the medication to thin the blood, which reduces the risk of heart attack.
What should be avoided when taking aspirin?
Avoid alcohol. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. If you are taking aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, avoid also taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Ibuprofen can make aspirin less effective in protecting your heart and blood vessels.
Is aspirin good for high blood pressure?
Low-dose aspirin is known to reduce the risk of heart attack in high-risk patients. It also seems to help lower high blood pressure, but studies looking at this effect yield confusing results. Now there may be an explanation: aspirin only lowers blood pressure when taken at bedtime.