Should I take aspirin for my heart?
“It is unnecessary for most people to take aspirin,” says GP Dr Ron McCulloch (www.pallmallmedical. co.uk). “Your doctor may put you on a regular prescription after a stroke or heart attack, but it’s not recommended for those who are otherwise healthy.
“Aspirin is most commonly prescribed for pain relief, but at a lower dosage (75mg) it acts as a ‘blood-thinner’ and can prevent further clotting.
“As with any medication, aspirin can have side effects so it’s best to talk through your personal medical history with your GP.”