How should I take aspirin low-dose?

If you are taking aspirin low-dose regularly to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke, you should take this medication exactly as your doctor recommends. This is typically one 81 milligram (mg.) tablet per day. You should take aspirin low-dose with food or after meals. If you are also taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, take the NSAID either eight hours before or 30 minutes after the aspirin. You should not take aspirin low-dose with alcohol, as this increases the risk of side effects such as stomach bleeding.

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