Many people take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack or stroke.
However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers, that aspirin therapy is not for everyone.
Drug maker Bayer asked the FDA for clearance to say aspirin can be used to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
The FDA declined their request and issued a “consumer update,” reaffirming what many cardiologist already say.
Their “consumer update” stated that aspirin therapy should only be used in high-risk patients or secondary heart attack prevention.
Aspirin is a blood thinner and can lead to dangerous bleeding in the stomach or brain.
Experts say you should always check with your doctor before beginning any kind of medication.