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Newark, DE
A 34-year-old female asked:

Im allergic to naproxen and ibuprofen is there a safe alternate for me to reduce swelling and inflamation?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to other nsaids. It also does not hurt the stomach. Ask your doctor about it!
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Tylenol that is a non-opioid analgesic/antipyretic can help with pain, but will not reduce inflammation. Interestingly, some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee respond best to tylenol over NSAIDs further underscoring its use in inflammatory conditions where pain is the main complaint associated with an inflammatory etiology.
Jan 4, 2013

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