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A 38-year-old female asked:

My son has tonsil surgery tomorrow paperwork said no asa. didn't say no motrin. has been having motrin for teething daily. will this be a problem?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
I suspect they'll : Reschedule to avoid risk of bleeding. It's good that you caught that & can point it out as an omission. Vitamin e preparations, as well.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Motrin as directed should be fine. Aspirin has been linked to reye's syndrome in children, so it is not recommended. You should confirm with your dr. Who did the surgery, so there is continuity of care and they can put any medication your child is on in his records. Good luck.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Provided original answer
agree, with docs above. Realize your surgery in future, and bleeding would be the issue. My answer is more for "after surgery"
Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Bleeding: As dr fricke points out, the risk is increased possibility of poor blood clotting which can lead to increased bleeding following the surgery.Can occur with asa and ibuprofen. Check with your surgeon.Reyes syndrome not really at issue here.
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Dr. Jeannine Weiss
29 years experience
Motrin equals ASA: The Motrin interferes with platelet function much like aspirin. You should have stopped the Motrin a few days ago-(10)- and advise the ENT about the Motrin use.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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