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Is coated aspirin or chewable aspirin better?

Either is a reasonable choice. We didn’t find any clear evidence that one was better at preventing heart attack and stroke. And while coated tablets might cause less stomach irritation, they don’t appear to reduce aspirin’s greatest risk. See what the most serious side effect of taking aspirin is, and what our medical consultants say is most important when making your aspirin choice.


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