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for an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not even close: Aspirin has no significant anti-inflammatory effects unless it is taken in high doses that approach toxic levels. Diclofenac has significantly greater benefits in treating inflammation.

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When is it safe to give my child aspirin?

6 doctor answers23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
NEVER!: ..Is pretty much the only indication left for giving children aspirin. For all others, the possibility of a life-threatening reaction to Aspirin is too serious to ignore.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I would agree. Never. But not everyone agrees. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reyes-syndrome/DS00142
Jul 25, 2013
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 25 years experience
Agree. Rare, but deadly adverse reaction.
Sep 16, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take aspirin in pregnancy?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes: We use Aspirin in pregnancy under certain medical conditions, and only if there are no alternative medications. Monitoring its use by your doctor will insure it's safety. Generally though, we recommend Acetaminophen for things like headache, sore throat, pain, or fever.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take aspirin while pregnant?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: This is not an absolute no. Generally we recommend against Aspirin use during pregnancy, however, there are some conditions in which Aspirin therapy can be beneficial.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
No: There is some data that tylenol (acetaminophen) might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Frolichstein
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrome affect the brain and liver and is fatal 20% of the time. It is very rare now as Aspirin use in children has decreased.

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