Quick Answer: Is Aspirin Safe For Long Term Use?

What happens if you stop taking aspirin every day?

You might be surprised to learn that stopping daily aspirin therapy can have a rebound effect that may increase your risk of heart attack.

If you have had a heart attack or a stent placed in one or more of your heart arteries, stopping daily aspirin therapy can lead to a life-threatening heart attack..

Does aspirin hurt your kidneys?

When taken as directed, regular use of aspirin does not seem to increase the risk of kidney disease in people who have normal kidney function. However, taking doses that are too large (usually more than six or eight tablets a day) may temporarily- and possibly permanently- reduce kidney function.

How long can you safely take aspirin?

How long should I take aspirin for? If you’re taking aspirin for a short-lived pain like toothache or period pain, you may only need to take it for 1 or 2 days. If you’ve bought it from a shop, supermarket or pharmacy and need to use aspirin for more than 3 days, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

What is considered long term use of aspirin?

Many guidelines recommend long-term use of aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events among patients with prior cardiovascular disease or multiple risk factors. However, aspirin is associated with increased risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding.

Why aspirin is bad for you?

Like most medicines, aspirin has side effects. It irritates your stomach lining and can trigger gastrointestinal upset, ulcers and bleeding. And, because it thins your blood, it can be dangerous for people who are at higher risk of bleeding.

How long should you take aspirin?

Non-prescription aspirin can be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed to reduce pain or fever, and once a day at a lower dose to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.