Can aspirin prevent other conditions? - Aspirin to Prevent a First Heart Attack or Stroke - Can Aspirin Prevent Other Cond

Aspirin also may prevent:

  • Colorectal cancer in some patients. Read Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®) – Patient Version for more information from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Preeclampsia when used after the first trimester in pregnant women who are high risk for this pregnancy-related condition. Read An Aspirin a Day for Preeclampsia Prevention for more information from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
  • Repeat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism events in patients who discontinue anticoagulants. Aspirin is not preferred over other anticlotting medicines, but aspirin may be beneficial over no therapy to prevent another blood clot that causes deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.