What are NSAIDS? Why can I not take aspirin, but paracetamol is okay?

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Offline kdlynn

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Ok, I know that "nsaids" are things like aspirin and ibuprofen, but i'm not entirely sure what they do that is different than plain old paracetamol... i'm allergic to nsaids, and i'd kind of like to know what is in them that i'm allergic to. is there a common ingredient? i can take paracetamol (acetaminophen) without any problems, but my throat swells up if i take the others. just curious...
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Ok, I know that "nsaids" are things like aspirin and ibuprofen, but i'm not entirely sure what they do that is different than plain old tylenol... i'm allergic to nsaids, and i'd kind of like to know what is in them that i'm allergic to. is there a common ingredient? i can take tylenol (acetaminophen) without any problems, but my throat swells up if i take the others. just curious...

this site is always woth reading:  http://allergies.about.com/od/medicationallergies/a/nsaids.htm

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oh i see! thank you...kind of strange that anti-inflammatory drugs make my throat swell up, now isn't it?

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paul.fr

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oh i see! thank you...kind of strange that anti-inflammatory drugs make my throat swell up, now isn't it?

yes, i never read the possible side effects page - you would never take the medication if you knew "what may" happen as a result!