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allergic to aspirin can I take ibuprofen

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: Depending on your reaction to aspirin, if you develop hives, swelling, abdominal cramps with diarrhea and shortness of breath from Aspirin you should ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ASA Allergy: That is a difficult question to answer. Many people allergic to asa, especially asthma and respiratory or swelling symptoms are also allergic to most ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a safe alternative. You can take 2 extra strength (500mg) tablets up to four times per day.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Opioids: Allergy to nsaids like Aspirin and inbuprofen does limit some options. It does not limit the use of opioids (narcotics) like oxycodone, hydrocodone, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Yes. They are different classes of drugs. Take only if prescribed for you.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Describe reactions?: It is unusual to have "allergy" to these 3 drugs together although one can be intolerant to asa and ibuprofen. You may try trilisate (choline magnesi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Why do you need it?: These medicines are used for different reasons. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can sometimes help with fever, but it is not as good of an anti-inflamatory me ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you allergic to Aspirin it is unlikely that you will be allergic to products like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (they're different compounds). However, if ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergist: The details of your adverse reaction to the nsaids will help an allergist understand your reaction and make recommendations on what medicines will be ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: There is cross reactivity between aspirin and NSAIDs as ibuprofen and the like, but whether you're truly allergic to this class of medicines is yet to ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Alternatives.: There are some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories other than Ibuprofen that work on slightly different pathways in the body, but if you've had a strong ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It is not an NSAID. But I would check with the doctor that prescribed you antibiotics and ask if he/she thinks this medication is appropriate for your ... Read More

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