Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 644 145
Migraine 311 74
Coronary Artery Disease 291 117
Prevent blood clotting 171 39
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) 122 30
Support heart health 117 82

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 25
Moderate 47
Mild 63
None 501

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aspirin

Dosage Patients
81 mg daily 326
325 mg daily 68
162 mg daily 20
100 mg daily 9
75 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 5
2 325mg as needed 5
80 mg daily 4
650 mg daily 4
2 500mg as needed 4

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Why patients stopped taking Aspirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 103
Other 95
Did not seem to work 72
Side effects too severe 54
Course of treatment ended 31
Personal research 29
Change in health plan coverage 7
Expense 7
See all 346 patients who’ve stopped taking Aspirin

Duration

Currently taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 116
5 - 10 years 161
10 years or more 146

Stopped taking Aspirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 58
1 - 6 months 49
6 months - 1 year 48
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 56
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 52
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 486
Usually 67
Sometimes 46
Never taken as prescribed 37
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 88
Not at all hard to take 525
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 3
< $25 337
Not specified 286
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65 patient evaluations for Aspirin

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jackconrad
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jackconrad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 5, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Coronary Artery Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 162 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take with food
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ChronicWarrior
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ChronicWarrior
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Brain Tumor 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Brain Tumor

See ChronicWarrior's full Aspirin history

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

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

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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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