What is aspirin low-dose?

Aspirin low-dose is a reduced dosage (81 mg.) of a regular adult aspirin (325 mg.) tablet. Aspirin is an over-the-counter pain killer that treats mild pain, fever and inflammation. Since aspirin reduces the blood's ability to clot, aspirin low-dose can be safely taken on a regular basis by people at risk for heart attacks or heart disease to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke caused by blood clots. Aspirin low-dose can also help treat a heart attack already in progress before emergency help arrives. Aspirin low-dose is available over-the-counter under numerous brand and generic product names.

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