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A 31-year-old member asked:

How does ibuprofen act differently from aspirin?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Aspirin long acting: Aspirin has a long acting effect of about 1 week, Ibuprofen is less than a day.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Tim McDonough
Cardiology 49 years experience
Aspirin can help prevent heart attacks, ibuprofen does not, in fact can block the antiplatelet effects of aspirin.
Apr 3, 2012
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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