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Aspirin

September 9, 2012

 

Aspirin is in a class of drugs called Anti-inflammatory medications.  Other drugs in this class of medicine  can include ibuprofen and acetaminophen.   Anti inflammatory medications like aspirin help reduce swelling.  Over the counter pain relievers like Bayer are commonly used with success to treat the knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. Aspirin has potential side effects and your body can build up a tolerance. It is important to understand that even over-the-counter medications like aspirin can interact with other medications you may be taking.  Make sure you follow the instructions on the bottle and consult with your primary care physician about aspirin use.