Taking aspirin during a heart attack can help save your life. Aspirin inhibits the formation of a clot and helps restore blood flow. Chewing one regular-strength adult 325-milligram (mg) aspirin, and swallowing it, should be sufficient. Avoid coated aspirins, as they are absorbed slowly. Chewing an uncoated aspirin and swallowing it quickly will speed the medicine through the bloodstream.
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