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Long Term Effects of Aspirin and Statins

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119

What are the long term effects of aspirin and statin use? Doctors just seem to hand them out like sweets!

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Osidge
OsidgeModerator

Side effects of any medication are personal to the person taking the medication. You may have no side effects.

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to Osidge

Thanks for your reply. I do understand your comment. I should have worded my question better. I really wanted to know what official research has brought forth given that these prescribed medications have been around now for many years. Googling or Newspaper reports are not trustworthy sources and there are always ‘experts’ on both sides of the fence.

there are risks with both drugs,asprin increases the risk of stomach ulcer and possibly some types of stroke while statins have some health risk which you can google.Both drugs also have health benefits so talk to your doctor and make an informed choice on using them

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to 1zoon

These are only possible risks. Not everyone will get them. The statin has presumably already been prescribed by a doctor and possibly the aspirin as well. Forum members should not put Google before another members doctor. There are some wacky things on google!

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to Osidge

Thanks. Feel the same as you about the (de) merits of Googling. Wondered if there was any recent (official) studies carried out on long term usage.

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to 1zoon

Thank you. Don’t like ‘Googling’ as you nearly always get conflicting ‘experts’ opinions. Looking for official independent studies. Hard to find!!

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to Gobbo_1119

Here is a good place to start for statins: utswmed.org/medblog/statins... this ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

For prophylactic aspirin use this is a good starting point: njl-admin.nihr.ac.uk/docume...

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to Osidge

Much appreciated Osidge ... will have a read with interest. 👍

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to Osidge

The Statins link offers the following response: We're sorry! The page you requested either doesn't exist or has moved.

The Aspirin link, however, does work.

Osidge
OsidgeModerator in reply to Gobbo_1119

I have just clicked on the statin link and it works fine for me.

Gobbo_1119
Gobbo_1119 in reply to Osidge

Got a ‘REDIRECT’ notice initially but clicked on the link it gave and got to the repot. Thank you. 🙏

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