Bayer has come out with a new crystal dissolving aspirin in single dose pouches. Bayer is a brand that people have trusted for decades, but now there may be an issue! These new dissolving crystals contain 850mg of aspirin and 65mg of caffine in each pouch, very high compared to the ususal dose to prevent heart attacks! The usual dose is 2- 81mg (162mg) tablets, the new crystals are about 8 times the norm. Also, caffine speeds up the heart rate which can be worse in the case of a heart attack. Also, you should use caution when taking aspirin due to it thinning the circulating blood, people with bleeding problems my have a worsening condition from the aspirin. You may want to just keep the original aspirin on hand and be safe!
Signs of a heart attack (myocardial infarction):
- Pain in the left arm
- Pain in the chin, neck, shoulder, or back
- Shortness of breath
Remember, not all symptoms of a heart attack are alike. You should chew 2 aspirin followed by water, at the first sign of pain. Call 911, and do not lie down while waiting for paramedics! Also, men and woman may have different symptoms when having a heart attack, so pay attention to your body!!!
Before taking anything, you should consult with your doctor