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[RC] Blood thinning analgesics - Kitley, Carrie E Civ USAF AFSPC 30 MDSS/SGSLF

Ibuprofen does not thin the blood like aspirin does. At higher doses of
ibuprofen (ie. 800 mg three times a day) there can be a potential for
thinning of the blood but it is a "reversible" effect where as aspirin
has an "irreversible" effect. If you are only taking over the counter
doses once or twice a day there is probably no clinically significant
thinning. Aspirin can be taken daily to help protect the heart by
preventing blood clots. Ibuprofen does not have the same effects. 

Carrie Kitley
30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB
DMLSS Database Sustainment Specialist (DSS)
CACI International Inc, www.caci.com
DSN:  276-1077
Fax: 805-606-1179

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