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Consultant Physician, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Expert - Answered on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Ashit Hegde specialises in internal medicine and intensive care. He has nearly 40 years of experience and is consultant physician, intensivist and head of the critical care section at the PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre.
He is actively involved in teaching and training residents for post graduate programmes in internal medicine and critical care.
He holds an MD degree in general medicine and therapeutics from the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, and an MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.... more
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Respected Sir Is it true people who are above age 40 actually require Statins not Aspirin . My Dr said the same wrote ROZUCOR one tablet in night which is purely Statins . Earlier I was taking Ecosprin AV 75

Ans: Not everybody above the age of 40 needs either of these drugs . But yes if the statin has been prescribed in order to prevent heart disease because your cholesterol levels are high, aspirin is no longer recommended along with a statin for primary prevention of heart disease or stroke.
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