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  • #16
    Maybe you could snort extremely finely divided aspirin...

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    • #17
      Thanks for the link, John. I can't say I read every word of it but the part about how they glued "delivery systems" within the mouths of dogs caught my attention. The objective was to determine the optimal surface in the mouth for the controlled and long-term delivery of a medication. The conclusion states as much.

      It seems to me that if absorption through buccal tissue is faster than via the digestive system, the instructions for optimal use of aspirin would be to chew but not swallow it. This technique would maximize the aspirin's contact with buccal tissue. However, the instructions I've found simply indicate the pills should be chewed then swallowed. Some instructions indicate one should also drink a small amount of water.

      Any cardiologists here who can offer their professional view?
      Looking for Views!

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      • #18
        I can't belive the discussion on asprin....does anyone know if the person is OK?
        Will you be my friend?

        Just keeping myself occupied and out of trouble.

        "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"

        William Shakespeare

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        • #19
          I have a couple of Aspirin / asa on my key chain.

          http://keytolifegroup.com/

          I am not associated with the company but they do seem to be waterproof
          and have stayed together.

          Also, if giving to someone make sure you explain that it is asparin .. some people are allergic to it.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Little Rickie View Post
            I can't belive the discussion on asprin....does anyone know if the person is OK?
            Nope. While waiting for news, and we hope it will be good news, some of us are learning how to potentially minimize the damage caused by coronary thrombosis (blood clot forming on a dislodged or burst arterial plaque formation). The discussion made me realize I don't carry aspirin in my pill box. I plan to add a few tablets.
            Looking for Views!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Little Rickie View Post
              I can't belive the discussion on asprin....does anyone know if the person is OK?
              I've looked and cannot find any news. I hope it is, as they say, that no news is good news.

              The topic of aspirin with respect to mitigating heart attacks often comes up in this forum whenever there is news about a hiker being rescued due to a heart ailment. I carry 2 doses because I never know who I'll encounter on the trail who may need it (should they accept it, of course).
              We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

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              • #22
                Originally posted by cford View Post
                I have a couple of Aspirin / asa on my key chain.

                http://keytolifegroup.com/

                I am not associated with the company but they do seem to be waterproof
                and have stayed together.

                Also, if giving to someone make sure you explain that it is asparin .. some people are allergic to it.
                I cannot thank you enough for this link. While I am concerned for the health of this hiker, the benefits of this forum and belonging to such a great group of informed people is wonderful.
                I have ordered 4 of these key tags. I think many of my athletic 'aging' friends should have these and I will share the knowledge. This could save lives!!!
                46/46... awaiting my number !

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Trail Boss View Post
                  Nope. While waiting for news, and we hope it will be good news, some of us are learning how to potentially minimize the damage caused by coronary thrombosis (blood clot forming on a dislodged or burst arterial plaque formation). The discussion made me realize I don't carry aspirin in my pill box. I plan to add a few tablets.
                  No disrespect toward asprin. I carry it. The discussion on how to take it seemed distracting from the injured which is my focus.

                  If you're of age and haven't discussed this with your Dr I'm surprised. Especially with all the marketing asprin does.
                  Will you be my friend?

                  Just keeping myself occupied and out of trouble.

                  "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"

                  William Shakespeare

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Little Rickie View Post
                    No disrespect toward aspirin. I carry it. The discussion on how to take it seemed distracting from the injured which is my focus.
                    There is no distraction and the discussion is quite relevant, IMHO. There are people who don't bring baby aspirin with them nor have a good understanding of its use in mitigating heart attacks. Furthermore, since time is of the essence, administering aspirin in a manner which allows it to rapidly help the patient is also important.
                    We are closer now than we were five minutes ago

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Little Rickie View Post
                      If you're of age and haven't discussed this with your Dr I'm surprised. Especially with all the marketing asprin does.
                      Yes. My Mom has a heart condition and takes baby aspirin daily. I'm sure I have heard on the forum before that hikers should carry (although I've been negligent). What I didn't know about was chewing it!

                      It's on the 'gear' list now.
                      46/46... awaiting my number !

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by MtnManJohn View Post
                        There is no distraction and the discussion is quite relevant, IMHO. There are people who don't bring baby aspirin with them nor have a good understanding of its use in mitigating heart attacks. Furthermore, since time is of the essence, administering aspirin in a manner which allows it to rapidly help the patient is also important.
                        Sorry if my concern for the injured was greator than my interest in an asprin discussion.
                        It wasn't a challange to your expert knowledge and advise.
                        Will you be my friend?

                        Just keeping myself occupied and out of trouble.

                        "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"

                        William Shakespeare

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