CAN I TAKE ASPIRIN FOR PAIN IF I'M ON AN ASPIRIN REGIMEN?

Learn more about the safety and efficacy of aspirin for minor aches and pains as well as when and why doctors recommend an aspirin regimen. Plus, get tips for staying on an aspirin regimen.

Can I Take Aspirin for Pain if I'm on an Aspirin Regimen?

In short, Bayer® Aspirin has a 120-year track record of safety and efficacy, and the aspirin it contains is one of the most widely examined nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in human history. When used according to the label directions, Bayer® Aspirin is safe and effective for pain relief.

If you have any questions about whether aspirin is right for you, your condition or the medications you are taking, please talk to your doctor.

Why Bayer® Aspirin for Pain?

Although pain can be an interruption in life, it is one of the body’s natural responses, a way of telling you that there’s something wrong. Depending on the severity of the pain, it could mean a minor injury or something more serious. Taking Bayer® Aspirin for minor aches and pains inhibits part of the body’s response that leads to pain.

Help for Sticking to an Aspirin Regimen

If your doctor prescribed an aspirin regimen, following his advice is one of the easier ways to ensure you’re living your best heart-healthy life. But life gets busy, and it’s can be easy to forget to take your aspirin or other medications from time to time. To help, we’ve put together 6 Medication Reminder Tips. Briefly, they are:

  1. Use a pill organizer: they give you an easy way to organize your daily aspirin regimen and other medications.
  2. Set an appointment: use the alarm on your smartphone to alert you at the same time every day. Alternately, it may help to simply make taking your medicines part of another daily routine, such as having breakfast, for example. Just be sure to check with your doctor to be sure it’s safe to take your medicines with food.
  3. Keep pills visible: you’re more likely to remember to take them if they’re not hidden away, but always make sure you keep them out of children’s reach and away from direct sunlight.
  4. Post reminder notes: create a colorful “don’t forget your meds!” note that you can post in a place you won’t miss
  5. Team up: ask a family member or friend you see daily to help you remember
  6. Tech up: there are a number of watches or similar wrist-worn devises that can give you regular audio or silent (vibrating) medication reminders

Some of these may not exactly fit your lifestyle, but each is worth a try if it helps you remember. You may even want to try a combination of them so that if one doesn’t work on a given day, the other(s) provide a consistent backup.

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MANAGING RISK:

WHY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart. Talk to your doctor about whether these medications are enough for you and whether adding an aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

LEARN HOW ASPIRIN COULD HELP

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

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