Bayer (Aspirin) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Bayer is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. In cases of heart disease, doctors sometimes recommend taking Bayer for its blood-thinning properties. Bayer is also referred to by its drug name, Aspirin.

Bayer is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Bayer also works as an anticoagulant by interfering with the clumping action of platelets.

How do I take it?
Take Bayer according to directions given by your doctor or found on the medication package. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Bayer comes as a tablet or caplet.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Bayer lists common side effects including bleeding, gastrointestinal ulcers, abdominal pain, upset stomach, rash, drowsiness, and nausea.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to aspirin during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Bayer – RxList

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