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Allergic to advil or to aspirin?



Why persons who are allergic to aspirin can`t ingest Advil, if it doesn`t contains Acetyl Salicylic Acid, it contains ibuprophen?


Because aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen are functionally related so that a severe reaction would likely occur.

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I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati