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Antiplatelets, aspirin, low dose

Aspirin is an antiplatelet medicine, which means it reduces the risk of clots forming in your blood. This reduces your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Special considerations
There are some things to consider before taking aspirin as it may not be suitable to take if you have certain health conditions.
Side effects of aspirin
Aspirin can cause some side effects, although serious reactions are rare.
Interactions with other medicines
When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of one of the medicines can be altered by the other (drug-drug interaction).