Aspirin

Noah

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Regularly, doctors do not usually recommend aspirin for people under 18. This is because it can increase the risk of a serious condition called Reye’s syndrome, which can appear after a viral infection such as a cold, the flu, or chickenpox. Reye’s syndrome can lead to permanent brain injury or even death..
However, a clinician may prescribe aspirin to a child under supervision if they have Kawasaki disease or to prevent blood clots from forming after heart surgery.
For children, doctors usually recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil), in appropriate doses, instead of aspirin.
 

Candice

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However, a clinician may prescribe aspirin to a child under supervision if they have Kawasaki disease or to prevent blood clots from forming after heart surgery.
For children, doctors usually recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil), in appropriate doses, instead of aspirin.
Thank you for this information, Noah.
 

Christina

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Hi Christina, well, dosage is always peculiar to the patient and would be confirmed for them by their doctors. Now, very low doses of aspirin such as 75 to 150 milligrams (mg), but most commonly 81 mg can be effective. Your doctor will usually prescribe a daily dose anywhere from 75 mg — the amount in an adult low-dose aspirin — to 325 mg (a regular strength tablet).

Note that, if you have had a heart attack or have had a heart stent placed, it's very important to take aspirin and any other blood-thinning medications exactly as recommended.
Thank you, ma'am.
 

Idella

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I have to ask please, are there other treatment plans for which aspirin could be administered?
Yes, of course. Aspirin can also help treat pain and swelling associated with the following chronic health conditions:
- Rheumatic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other inflammatory joint conditions,
- Systemic lupus erythematosus,
- Inflammation around the heart, known as pericarditis,
Also note too that doctors may recommend low-dose aspirin to people:
- with retinal damage, also called retinopathy,
- who have had diabetes for more than 10 years,
- who are taking antihypertensive medications,
- with a risk of colorectal cancer...
 
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