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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is it okay for me to take nsaid's like naproxen or aspirin? i take acetaminophen (tylenol) and i am allergic to ibuprofen. my father claims he is alle

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: If your truly allergic to Ibuprofen then Naproxen is also a bad idea. Aspirin less clear. Make sure you have a true allergy. Some pts will call a side effect an allergy. Some pts with a GI bleed can't take these meds as they can cause bleeding. While its good advice its not a true allergy. A trip to an allergist can clear things up. I would avoid these meds till then.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
If true allergy NO: No it is not ok to take any non steroidal including asprin if you have true allergy to ibuprofen true allergy is when you break out with a rash, facial swelling, asthma, shock with vacant fixed gaze and difficulty breathing.People who are allergic to ibuprophen can also have allergy yo Aspirin and other non steroidal meds like naprosyn (naproxen).

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Beachwood, OH
A 18-year-old male asked:

Is it okay for me to take nsaid s like naproxen or aspirin i take acetaminophen tylenol and I am allergic to ibuprofen my father claims he is allergic?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: If you are allergic to ibuprofen, then you should not take the other nsaids.

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