Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 628 132
Migraine 309 72
Coronary Artery Disease 281 108
Prevent blood clotting 169 38
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) 120 28
Support heart health 118 81

Show all 205 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 62
None 467

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aspirin

Side effect Patients
Bruising 15
Stomach pain 12
Bruise easily 9
Upset stomach 8
Bleed easily 5
Causes blood to thin 5

Show all 67 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aspirin

Dosage Patients
81 mg daily 318
325 mg daily 64
162 mg daily 20
100 mg daily 6
1 tablet(s) daily 5
81mg as needed 5
1 mg daily 4
2 325mg as needed 4
2 500mg as needed 4
81 mg weekly 3

See all 45 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Aspirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 101
Other 92
Did not seem to work 69
Side effects too severe 53
Course of treatment ended 31
Personal research 27
Change in health plan coverage 7
Expense 6
See all 337 patients who’ve stopped taking Aspirin

Duration

Currently taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 31
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 114
5 - 10 years 161
10 years or more 135

Stopped taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 56
1 - 6 months 49
6 months - 1 year 47
1 - 2 years 44
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 51
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 453
Usually 64
Sometimes 44
Never taken as prescribed 35
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 489
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 2
< $25 320
Not specified 264
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65 patient evaluations for Aspirin

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ChronicWarrior
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ChronicWarrior
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Brain Tumor 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Brain Tumor

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Sep 16, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tension Headache)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Occipital Neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fever/chills)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Drug interactions)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I quit taking it when my new doctor, told me it was a serious drug interaction, with the meds I'm on. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F59y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: g
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
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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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