• Nelda Romano Nelda Romano
    May 24, 2011
    Which pain meds don't contain aspirin?
    Nelda Romano Nelda Romano
    May 24, 2011

    I'm allergic to aspirin and need to be put on a pain medication. Are there any that don't contain aspirin?



  • Cort
    Health Guide
    May 25, 2011
    Health Guide
    May 25, 2011

    If you have an allergic reaction to aspirin rely only on your pharmacist or doctor for information on what is the best drug for you to take for pain. 


    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is sometimes described as the 'non-aspirin' pain reliever and it is easier on the stomach. The maximum prescribed dose per day is 4,000 mg but it is safer to stay below as it can effect your liver. It is often used as a substitute for aspirin. For information on how to take Tylenol responsibly you can read this article.


    Ibuprofen is more chemically similar to aspirin and you should stay away from that. Celebrex is often tolerated will in people with aspirin allergies but your first dose should be monitored in a doctors office. 


    If you have an aspirin allergy be sure to consult with your physician or pharmacist. 


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