Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before taking Aspirin?
A: If you are a known patient of bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or are taking blood thinners, you must tell your doctor about it. Also, if you have had a history of ulcers, stomach swelling (inflammation), kidney disease, gout, asthma, or breathing difficulty that was induced by a painkiller, you must tell your doctor about it.
Q: What should I know regarding the storage of medication?
A: Store it at room temperature or away from excessive heat or moisture.
Q: Any precautions to be followed while taking Aspirin?
A: Before you undergo any surgeries or during medical emergencies, tell your doctor that you are on treatment with Aspirin, as excess Aspirin can cause bleeding disorders.
Q: When and how to consume the medicine?
A: The standard dose prescribed by the doctor is to take Aspirin at bedtime for heart-related diseases. See to it that you take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor and do not stop taking medicine unless suggested. For pain management, the dosages are as per the severity and are for a limited period. Aspirin tablet is to be taken with water, after food or milk and avoided on an empty stomach.