Watch for anaemia risk in older aspirin users: Aus researchers

The findings could help clinicians identify patients at higher risk of developing anaemia, researchers say.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Elderly patients prescribed daily low-dose aspirin may need more frequent monitoring of haemoglobin and ferritin levels, according to Australian-led researchers.

The recommendation is based on new evidence of a 20% higher rate of incident anaemia within five years of starting 100mg aspirin once daily compared with placebo.