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Why we no use indomethacine as antiplatelet bec. it nsaid as aspirin?

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Dr. Donald Alves answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Temporary v perm.: Nsaids (ibuprofen, indomethacin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc.) temporarily block the activity of platelets while in the body, so effect comes & goes. Aspirin blocks the function of the platelet for the life of the platelet--several days per dose of aspirin, so is more effective.

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Mehdi Moezi answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Yes: All non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can interfere with platelet function.

Answered 9/14/2013

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