From New York, New York, USA:
Is it safe for a Type 1 diabetic to take aspirin on hemodialysis?
In general, aspirin is a reasonably safe drug, and it does have a positive effect to help decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke in adults, whether they have diabetes or not. There are several conditions, however, in which it would not be wise to use aspirin.
I think it is advisable that anybody considering starting aspirin for its protective effects should discuss whether to use it with their doctor. Definitely, if someone has kidney disease, and is undergoing hemodialysis, the decision whether to take aspirin (or any other medication, for that matter) should be discussed between the patient and their kidney doctor.
Original posting 17 Jun 1998
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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