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Question by  sangeethamba10yahooin (37)

Which kind of aspirin should I take if I think I have had a heart attack - coated or uncoated?

i have heard taking an aspirin helps if you are having a heart attack but I don't want to take the wrong kind.


Answer by  ps3fiend (43)

You should take uncoated aspirin in the event of a heart attack. However, coated aspirin would be fine so long as you chewed it up before you swallowed it. The coating prevents the aspirin from getting into your bloodstream quickly.


Answer by  rainbow122 (61)

In this situation, one definitely needs to take a non-coated aspirin. Enteric coated aspirins are prepared to break down in the lower digestive system rather than higher up in the digestive tract. This means that they take considerably longer to act, when what one actually requires here is the fastest acting form of the medication.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I do not think that there is a wrong kind to take but it would probably be better if you take the uncoated, it should get in your system faster.


Answer by  M85 (172)

It does not matter much. Aspirin will help, no matter if coated or not. Don't take too much though, a severe overdose is not good for you.


Answer by  Kat76 (475)

I recommend you take a Bayer pill while having a heart attack. However, I am not a doctor so consult with your physician.


Answer by  kate74 (273)

First, the whole 'take an aspirin during a heart attack' thing is disputed, so talk to a doctor. If he confirms it's ok, take an uncoated aspirin because coated aspirin take longer to dissolve than uncoated aspirin, meaning it's effects won't be as quick as it's counterpart.

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