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Your Prescription Medications May Not Be Enough

It’s well documented that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes raise the risk of heart attack as well as stroke. Your doctor may have already prescribed medications for these conditions, and if you’ve already had a heart or clot-related (ischemic) stroke, your risk of having another event increases, too.

Fortunately, there are several options you and your doctor can discuss. From lifestyle changes to medication and more, working with your doctor to help control hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), and hyperglycemia (diabetes) is always a smart move.

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart.

That’s because your prescriptions only manage a specific part of the entire set of risks you may face.

Aspirin works differently than prescription medications to help prevent another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

Most heart attacks and strokes are caused when a blockage interrupts the flow of blood. And because blockages can still form in your arteries even when you’re taking prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – you and your doctor may want to discuss how adding an aspirin regimen can help.

Adding a doctor-directed Bayer® Aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke. You should discuss with your doctor if adding an aspirin regimen with your prescribed medications is right for you.

The best part? Adding an aspirin regimen is simple.

Many heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke survivors who are managing other conditions may find that adding an aspirin regimen is a simple step because they’re already on a regular medication routine. And while it may be challenging for others, there are ways of getting into the routine and remembering to take your meds.

Plus, Bayer Aspirin Low Dose – Regimen tablets are relatively small and coated to make it easier to swallow.

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

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