Aspirin and its Interactions with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

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Aspirin interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol It is important to know how to take the medication to avoid the drug-food interaction. This interaction can sometimes also reduce the effectiveness of the drug itself.

Drug Name : Aspirin

Aspirin is an analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for pain, heart attack and fever. The drug decreases the substances that cause pain and inflammation.

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Aspirin Interactions with Food and Herbs

Garlic increases the anti-platelet activity of aspirin thereby increasing the risk of bleeding.

Aspirin Interactions with Alcohol

Drinking a small amount of alcohol (1 to 2 drinks) does not affect aspirin's effectiveness. However, consuming excess alcohol with aspirin could lead to dangerous side effects like bleeding from the stomach.

How to Take the Medication - Aspirin

A normal or high dose of aspirin should not be used for prolonged durations as it may cause stomach irritation, asthma or allergic reaction and sometimes bleeding. Take aspirin in a dose and for a duration that is recommended by a physician and with food to lower the risk of stomach irritation.



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