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Can people tolerate Ibuprofen if they are allergic to Aspirin?

Patient: Hi,i was just wondering why some people can tolerate ibuprofen when they have an aspirin allergy?thank you very much

 

 

Symptoms: nil

 

 

Doctor: A person known to be allergic/ sensitive to aspirin, should ideally avoid all forms of aspirin, as well as other non-ste roidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen) which are chemically similar to aspirin. But, it is important to first confirm the diagnosis of aspirin allergy, before such restrictions are imposed.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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