Contraindications of Aspirin

  • Pregnancy:drugs medical study stuff

First of all, aspirin should be completely avoided during pregnancy, unless prescribed by a physician. Even when aspirin is prescribed by a doctor to a pregnant woman, it is going to be in very low doses. It is unlikely that taking a small dose during early or mid-pregnancy is going to cause any harm, but the drug could cause problems to the fetus if taken in adult doses for an extended time period.

  • Allergy and asthma:

For those that are allergic to naproxen or ibuprofen, aspirin should be avoided. The same applies to those who have salicylate intolerance. Aspirin can be used by asthma patients, but with caution. About 1% of the general population suffers from aspirin allergy. It is estimated that 10% of asthma patients may have worsened symptoms due to aspirin allergy. If the asthma patient has asthma also suffers from chronic sinusitis or nasal polyps, the chances of aspirin allergy increases to 40%

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  •  Diabetes and ulcers:

For those suffering from mild diabetes, peptic ulcers or gastritis, manufacturers recommend medical advice before aspirin medication is started. Even if you are not currently suffering from any of these conditions, if you mix aspirin with alcohol, your risk of stomach bleeding is going to increase.

  •  Hemophilia:

Those suffering from hemophilia should avoid taking aspirin or any medication that has salicylates. This is because this medication is known for causing haemolytic anemia in those that have a genetic disease called glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiencies.

  • Other disease:

If you have dengue fever, then you should avoid consuming this medication because it can increase bleeding. Those who have gout should be careful when taking aspirin because it decreases the excretion of uric acid from the kidney. You should also avoid giving aspirin to children or adolescents in order to control influenza or cold symptoms, because this has been linked to what is known as the Reye’s syndrome

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