Does aspirin have any side effect?
25 Oct 10
Aspirin does have adverse effects. It has been medically stated that to never give aspirin to infants. As per reading, long term aspirin causes Gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as it induces thrombocytopenic effects in your body which increases the tendency for you to bleed. Hence, the reason why before surgery Major or minor type you are asked to never take aspiring 2-3 days before the procedure. Hope it helps.
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Oct 10
Hi Jacobus, I am not sure but now feel that the Colitis issue that I have might be a gift of the asprin tablets that like many other medicines is available off the counter (without any doctors prescription). I used to take them quite regularly as they removed the pains that I had much before I was diagnosed to have this Ulcerative Colitis issue. I agree with you here. Cheers, theSids.
23 Apr 12
It is a blood thinner which is use to prevent heart attack. One of the side effects of aspirin usage is bleeding. Whenever you experience a cut somewhere in your body you will then see that the blood takes time to stop bleeding compared to those normal cut's without the use of aspirin that is involved.
19 Mar 12
aspirin has a lot of side effects. It may cause gastric irritation,peptic ulcer syndrome, peptic perforation and so on. It may aggravate bleeding disorders and may thus cause bleeding from peptic ulcer or piles. So aspirin should always be taken under the supervision of a doctor.
10 Jan 12
I've been told that it make your stomach bleed, how much I don't know but it is probably enough to cause lining of the stomach to be destroyed and cause some ulcers which is not good. I know that if you have a insensitive stomach like mine you try to avoid pain killers as much as you can.
28 Oct 10
Yes aspirin have a lot of side effects like bleeding that is why follow up check ups are required in aspirin therapy also if there is presence of signs of bleeding you have to refer to the doctor. In addition aspirin should not be taken for head aches try acetaminophen/paracetamol it has lesser side effects.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
8 Jun 12
The use of aspirin for a considerably longer time poses threats such as gastro-intestinal bleeding and polyps. However in the management of heart diseases its use is elevated on account of the relative merits of avoiding coagulation process and blood thinning. The relative merits gain prominence though side effects are quite common.