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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: September 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women who are at a high risk for preeclampsia take a low dose of aspirin to reduce their risk of preeclampsia and the harm it causes. Specifically, USPSTF recommends that clinicians prescribe low-dose (81 mg per day) aspirin after 12 weeks of pregnancy to women with at least 1 of the following:

  • Had preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy
  • Are pregnant with more than one baby
  • Have chronic hypertension
  • Have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have certain autoimmune diseases
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2014). Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality From Preeclampsia: Preventive Medication. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/low-dose-aspirin-use-for-the-prevention-of-morbidity-and-mortality-from-preeclampsia-preventive-medication