Aspirin for long haul flight

What's the latest thinking?

4 messages
12/06/2005 at 18:18
Am off to US on Thursday complete with family (why would anyone do that voluntarily? I hear you ask). I haven't flown long haul for years and wondered if the advice was still to take a 75mg aspirin the day you fly to help prevent DVT ( along with being well hydrated and moving around the plane). Anyone have any advice?
Thanks
12/06/2005 at 18:33
I would take it 2 or 3 days before so you are covered for the flight and for a couple of days after
aspirins effect lasts for 5 days
12/06/2005 at 18:51
Thank you. Will do!
15/06/2005 at 00:06
Here is a useful article from the Department of Health covering the latest view - basically they say discuss with your doctor if you are in a high risk group:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/BloodSafety/DVT/DVTArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4071438&chk=2OT7NG

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