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does aspercreme have asprin in it

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Has Salicylic Acid: It is the main metabolite of aspirin.

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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Need a different doc: There is no reason to stop Aspirin before this surgery. It may actually increase your risks of having a heart attack...But, aspercreme is Aspirin and ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Check with your doctor, but generally, creams are ok.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sort of: It contains salicylates and aspirin is an acetylsalicylate. Same family and pharmacological mechanism of action/toxicity profile.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services f ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Complex: It is a prostaglandin inhibitor and platelet inhibitor which interferes with clotting, reduces inflammation, reduces fever, and reduces pain. Those ar ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: It contains Ibuprofen ; paracetamol.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Aspirin is not considered safe for children due to its association with Reys syndrome. There are special circumstances where a child will be put on as ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No major: Directive. If it is taken on an empty stomach it can cause issues, so either after eating or take asa with a coating (enteric coated).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Aspirin is dosed: Variably. It may be as low at 50 mg per day for some conditions and in other situations it may be dosed up to 6.5 g/ day (rheumatic fever). Dosing e ... Read More

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