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14 March 2011

Aspirin linked to stomach bleeding risks

People taking low doses of aspirin to protect their heart may be at risk for gastric bleeding, and those taking both aspirin and other common drugs may have higher bleeding risk.

People taking low doses of aspirin to protect their heart may be at risk for gastric bleeding, and those taking both aspirin and other common drugs may have an even higher bleeding risk, according to a new study.

The authors calculated that if 1,000 people not taking either aspirin or clopidogrel instead took both drugs, one to three of them would have gastric bleeding every year, according to the study, which was published online in Circulation.

 

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