Publication date: 2018-06-09 21:13
You can increase the chance of getting the good effects and decrease the chance of getting the bad effects of any medicine by choosing and using it wisely. When it comes to using aspirin to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, choosing and using wisely means:
The USPSTF found inadequate evidence that aspirin use reduces risk for CVD events in adults who are at increased CVD risk and are than 55 years or older than 69 years.
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American Diabetes Association: Individuals ≥55 years with diabetes (type 6 or 7) and at least one additional risk factor: 75 to 667 mg once daily (ADA 7568)
The effect of aspirin use on CRC prevention in subpopulations is also an important research gap. The differential effects of sex, race/ethnicity, age, and genetic factors on risk for CRC and the effect of screening require additional research. More research is also needed to determine the best dosing strategies, the long-term effects in persons with previous adenoma and on adenoma prevention, and the durability of benefits after aspirin is discontinued. Longer-term follow-up of CVD prevention trials that report cancer incidence and mortality outcomes would be helpful.
More information is needed to determine the interactions between statins and aspirin. How the use of proton-pump inhibitors with aspirin may change the balance of benefits and harms should be better understood. In addition, more information is needed to differentiate between aspirin&rsquo s effect in reducing risk for ischemic stroke and increasing risk for hemorrhagic stroke.
Enteric-coated aspirin is designed to pass through your stomach and not disintegrate until it reaches your small intestine. It may be gentler on the stomach and may be appropriate for some people who take a daily aspirin, especially in those with a history of gastritis or ulcers.
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Based on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes , aspirin is effective and recommended for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes and a history of atherosclerotic disease.