Aspirin has been around for over 120 years as a pain reliever. You probably have some in your medicine cabinet right now. It's inexpensive, and its uses are many. You already know the benefits of aspirin for relieving pain – what else can The Wonder Drug® do?
Aspirin therapy (regimen) can help prevent another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.
If you've had a heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke, taking aspirin regularly as directed by your doctor can help lower your risk of another one.
Heart attack and stroke survivors know the value of taking care of their health. With the guidance of your doctor, getting enough exercise, watching your diet, taking your prescription medications – all the things you do to manage your heart attack risk levels are positive steps in the right direction. But what if there is one more, simple step you could take to help prevent another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke – a small step that may actually make a big difference?
That step may be an aspirin regimen.
If you haven’t already, asking your doctor about the benefits of aspirin is a simple step you can take toward protecting your heart.
Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
How does aspirin work?
Aspirin helps to limit the stickiness of platelets, which are part of the blood cells responsible for blocking arteries during a heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke. Essentially, aspirin helps prevent these harmful clots from forming and getting bigger along with helping to keep your blood flowing.
What are the drawbacks to aspirin therapy (regimen)?
Refer to the package labeling for complete side effects and warnings, or read the drug facts label here, and talk to your doctor about whether aspirin is right for you.
Taking aspirin during a suspected heart attack can improve your chance of survival by 23%.
When taken as directed by a doctor during a suspected heart attack, and for 30 days thereafter, aspirin can help reduce the risk of death by 23%.
Why choose Bayer® Aspirin?
As the #1 doctor-recommended aspirin brand, Bayer® Aspirin has been trusted by generations of families. In fact, we invented modern aspirin. The active ingredient in aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, was discovered and formulated by Bayer over 120 years ago.
When you buy Bayer® Aspirin, you are purchasing a product that is a result of extensive research and development. We are proud to be the #1 selling aspirin brand, as well as the top choice of physicians.
Whether you're taking Bayer® Aspirin for pain, such as a headache, or a doctor-directed aspirin regimen for secondary heart attack and ischemic stroke prevention, you can feel secure knowing that you’ve chosen a top-quality product from the experts at Bayer.
The bottom line: talk to your doctor
If you are a candidate for an aspirin therapy (regimen), your doctor will discuss the right regimen for you. Remember, you should not start an aspirin regimen on your own. The only way to know if you’re a candidate for an aspirin therapy (regimen) is to talk to your healthcare provider.
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