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Aspirin in Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention

Learn about the use of aspirin therapy for patients who've had or are at high risk for a heart attack, unstable angina, ischemic stroke (caused by blood clot) or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or "little strokes").

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

Consumer Information: Safe Use of Over-the-Counter Drug Products

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs products are those drugs that are available to consumers without a prescription. The FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research oversees OTC drugs and offers these consumer guidelines.

Review Date: February 08, 2011

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Aspirin can help to prevent heart and strokes in women, but also carries some health risks. This article explains why it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of daily aspirin therapy with your doctor.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services