The 81milligram aspirin tablet I take each day is supposed to keep my blood thin and prevent clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Which got me thinking; what should I take if I have a headache, sore back or some other pain?
My doctor says I should use aspirin or acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol. That's because ibuprofen, the active ingredient in products such as Advil and Motrin, can counteract the blood-thinning effect of aspirin.
According to the Mayo clinic web site. if you are on low-dose aspirin therapy, you can take a single dose of ibuprofen without worry - if you take it two hours after the aspirin.
But they say, "taking multiple doses of ibuprofen daily or taking ibuprofen before aspirin can impair the protective effect of the aspirin."
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