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    With an aspirin OD, your ears ring and you get sick.

    Unless you're a 3 year old who looooooves the orange-y flavor of Johnson's Baby Aspirin, and you use the toilet and sink as a staircase to get into the medicine cabinet and eat the whole bottle.

    In that case, your kidneys and GI tract are at serious risk, and you find yourself in the hospital getting your stomach pumped.

    Not that I know anyone who did that as a 3 year-old (cough) me (cough).

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    by mataliandy on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:09:09 PM PDT

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    •  And that there is no such of a thing (2+ / 0-)
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      as "baby aspirin" any more.  They just repacked it and give it to the old folks as "heart medicine".  I kid you not.  Same stuff, just for a different audience.

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      by Translator on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:26:14 PM PDT

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      •  actually, there is (1+ / 0-)
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        my daughter had Kawasacki syndrome and the treatment for that is aspirin - it's one of the only indications for using aspirin in kids. St. Joseph still makes the orange flavored 81 mg tablets.

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        by stitchmd on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 12:20:59 AM PDT

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        •  Indeed the product is (0+ / 0-)

          still marketed, but, as I said, marketed to adults for heart health.  Subtle difference, but real.

          In the case of your child, this was given under the direction and supervision of a physician, I am almost sure.  This is quite different than going to Big Box and just picking it up off the shelf with no professional involvement.

          I wish your child well.

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          Doc

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          by Translator on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 03:40:07 PM PDT

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