Check whether patients are using OTC aspirin

November 2009
Pulse;11/11/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 36, p14
The article reports on the review of the periodical "Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin" on the use of over-the-counter (OTC) aspirin in Great Britain. It is stated that the review suggested the need to check high risk cardiovascular disease patients, who may be taking OTC aspirin. It notes that the report warns that the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease lacks justification on its effectiveness. It is also mentioned in the report that the practice can increase the risk for bleeding.


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