Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 614 122
Migraine 308 72
Coronary Artery Disease 273 101
Prevent blood clotting 168 36
Heart Attack 119 28
Support heart health 117 79

Show all 203 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 24
Moderate 43
Mild 58
None 442

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aspirin

Side effect Patients
Bruising 12
Stomach pain 11
Bruise easily 8
Upset stomach 8
Bleed easily 5
Causes blood to thin 5

Show all 68 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aspirin

Dosage Patients
81 mg daily 298
325 mg daily 59
162 mg daily 14
1 tablet(s) daily 5
100 mg daily 5
2 325mg as needed 4
2 500mg as needed 4
81mg as needed 4
1 mg daily 3
81 mg weekly 3

See all 41 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Aspirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 102
Other 91
Did not seem to work 69
Side effects too severe 53
Course of treatment ended 30
Personal research 27
Change in health plan coverage 7
Expense 6
See all 336 patients who’ve stopped taking Aspirin

Duration

Currently taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 109
5 - 10 years 144
10 years or more 130

Stopped taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 57
1 - 6 months 49
6 months - 1 year 47
1 - 2 years 44
2 - 5 years 53
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 51
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 427
Usually 61
Sometimes 43
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 85
Not at all hard to take 460
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 306
Not specified 250
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64 patient evaluations for Aspirin

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F59y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Keeper of the Flame's full Aspirin history

Aug 1, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't believe that I wrote the above evaluation and then 3 weeks later I stopped taking the aspirin myself. I guess I am a baaaaad girl! I think that I will go to the store tomorrow and pick up some of that 81mg aspirin and start taking that. I shouldn't have to worry so much about stomach irritation from that. i have such terrible IBS that I don't want to do anything to aggravate my guts. I am sure that a lot of you can understand that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If your doctor recommends that you take aspirin for your heart then you had better take it. Thin blood is much easier for the heart to pump so the heart doesn't have to work as hard and as we get older that is very important.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ronnell0053
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Ronnell0053
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
791
VL 38
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Jul 14, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Ischemic Stroke)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 81 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is simply a coated low dose aspirin which I take (1/80mg.) daily for the prevention of Ischemic Stroke activity, as recommended by my Doctor. I'd only like to add that this low dose tablet should not be discontinued without the advice of a Doctor.

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vinton boy
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vinton boy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 22, 2016 (Started May 16, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 162 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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