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    Tell your doctor if:

    • You're allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever.
    • You have more than three alcoholic drinks a day.
    • You have stomach ulcers or bleeding in your digestive system.
    • You've got liver or kidney disease.
    • You have heart disease.
    • You take blood-thinning medicine or have a bleeding disorder.

    Although aspirin taken in low doses with a doctor's supervision can help protect some people from a heart attack, some NSAIDs can raise your risk of heart disease and strokes, especially when you take high doses or take them for a long time. They can also interfere with blood pressure medicine, making it less effective.

    Children and teenagers under 18 years old shouldn't take aspirin unless directed by their doctor, due to the risk of a serious condition called Reye's syndrome.

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