Everyone over 40 was told to take baby aspirin daily, but aspirin increasing the risk of brain bleeding. Vincent Bufalino, M.D., cardiologist and spokesperson for the American Heart Association says that “if you don’t have heart disease, it’s (aspirin) not protective.”
Even over-the-counter drugs can cause serious harm, so ask your doctor about the side effects of all drugs you are taking, and do additional investigative work yourself. Keep in mind that some doctors will tell you to take medications to protect themselves as a liability, even though those prescriptions may make you sicker.
Source: “That Little White Pill” “Consumer Reports: On Health.” May 2019. Page 12. Print.