Can you take aspirin if you regularly take ibuprofen or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for another condition? Both aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin IB, Advil, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve), reduce the clotting action of blood platelets.
A 10-year-old boy in your practice has an allergy to penicillin, which his mother describes as hives. He has now developed an acute bacterial sinusitis that you wish to treat with antibiotics. He is otherwise healthy. You wonder about the risk of using a cephalosporin in an individual with a penicillin allergy.