TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A daily dose of aspirin has become a common treatment for people at high risk for heart attacks or strokes, because it thins the blood and prevents clots from forming.
But does it matter when during the day you take the drug?
A new Dutch study suggests that people who take aspirin at bedtime might get more protection against heart attacks or strokes.
The research involved nearly 300 heart attack survivors who were taking aspirin to ward off a second heart attack. During two separate three-month periods, half the patients took 100 milligrams of aspirin after they woke up in the morning while the other half took the same dose at bedtime.