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Aspirin : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Aspirin with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
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.
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How to Take the Medication -

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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