Thursday, January 9, 2014

Using Aspirin Safely

It’s been said that if aspirin came out now, the FDA would not approve it, and they’re probably right. There are so many side effects and problems associated with aspirin. It’s difficult to prescribe, and yet, it’s over-the-counter. And here’s the point, aspirin has many protective things that it does, but it also can lead to problems, such as gastrointestinal bleeding. In young people, it can cause Reye’s Syndrome. In other people, we have issues with rebound headaches, because people take too much of it. Remember, aspirin is good, but it needs to be used judiciously.

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