- Should I take aspirin if I suspect I am having a heart attack?
- How can aspirin help prevent heart attacks?
- Should I take Ecotrin® with water or food?
- How many Ecotrin® tablets should I take?
- What does “safety coating” or “enteric coating” mean?
- Is Ecotrin® aspirin safe?
- How does aspirin work?
Consult with your doctor in advance about whether you should take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Research suggests that chewing an aspirin during a heart attack can reduce the risk of death or complications from the heart attack. If you suspect you are having a heart attack, you should seek emergency medical care immediately. The emergency responder will ask you questions to determine your condition and whether aspirin is advised.
Each individual has unique circumstances, so speak with your healthcare professional before you start an aspirin regimen. If your doctor does prescribe a daily aspirin regimen, they will direct you what dosage to take and how frequently. For a daily regimen, most people take one 81mg tablet. Do not take more than the daily dosage as indicated in the directions on the package.