While 50% of our population is female, 100% of us have females in the family who are at risk ultimately for heart disease. A group of medical societies and associations have recently put together a set of guidelines for heart disease prevention that have been endorsed by the American Heart Association, among others. These guidelines were then picked up and disseminated by many newspapers through the Associated Press, New York Times and Reuter’s news syndicates. But what do they really mean, and does every woman now have to start taking aspirin or put in an emergency call for guidance from her physician (as the newspapers suggest)? In multiple studies, done initially in men, then in men and women, and more recently in women alone, aspirin has been demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on large populations of people who are at risk of having a stroke or heart attack. When a study of 1,000 people at 10% risk over time is done, we expect 100 people to have a stroke or heart attack durin...
Generic Name: ASPIRIN/DIPYRIDAMOLE SUSTAINED-RELEASE -
ORAL Pronounced: (AS-pir-in/DYE-pir-ID-a-mole) Dipyridamole-Aspirin Oral Interactions
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other
drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for
serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These
drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or
pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use
your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care,
be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use
(including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products)
before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not
start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without
your doctor's approval.
Some products t...
Generic Name: ASPIRIN/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE - ORAL Pronounced: (AS-pir-in/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/KAF-een) Aspirin-Acetaminophen-Caffeine Oral Interactions
See also Warning section.
If you are taking this medication under your doctor's
direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug
interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change
the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist
(See also adult maximum daily dose information in Side
This drug should not be used with the following
medications because very serious interactions may occur:
If you are currently using any of these medications listed
above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you ma...
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