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What is the best time of day to take 81 mg low dose aspirin, used for heart problems?

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kaismama 17 Aug 2014

I would take it after breakfast, then I'd be taking it with food in my stomach.

NYTrekkie 7 Jan 2015

Studies show that the best time to take low dose (81 mg) aspirin is at bedtime. It reduces the chance of morning clots. This information comes from WebMD, the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association.

"8:31 AM - November 21, 2013
Daily aspirin users may be better protected against heart disease or stroke if they take the blood-thinning pills before turning in at night, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's (AHA) annual meeting in Dallas this week."

Doug Foley 27 Mar 2017

Not being able to make it through the night without getting up to urinate - when drinking before bedtime - I would take 81 mg of aspirin without water before retiring. The aspirin are quite small and easy to swallow, or so I thought, but apparently the aspirins were not going down. Over time the aspirin seems to have done damage in the throat area resulting in audible gurgling sounds that are loud enough for my dinner companions to hear. I now take aspirin first thing in the morning, with water, just before breakfast. Over time the frequency and loudness of these embarrassing sounds are diminishing.

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