Picking a Pain Reliever: Which One Should You Take?
- History of asthma, rhinitis, and nasal polyps, known as the aspirin triad
- Severe liver or kidney disease
- Bleeding disorder
- Aspirin or salicylate allergy
- Pregancy or lactation
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Other Than Aspirin
- A history of bleeding disorders
- Take blood-thinning medication
- Kidney or liver problems
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
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Canadian Pharmacists Association http://www.pharmacists.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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