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Who shouldn't take aspirin?

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You should not take aspirin if you know you are allergic to it. You should also avoid aspirin if you:

If you drink more than three alcoholic drinks per day, don’t take aspirin. Doing so could increase your risk of stomach upset and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. If you have kidney or liver disease, talk to your doctor before using aspirin.

  • Have stomach ulcers
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Are scheduled for surgery

From: What’s In Your Arthritis Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/7/2019

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

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