Aspirin vs Ibuprofen for Swelling

Aspirin
(OTC)
Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Aspirin is an antiplatelet medication and an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Swelling
2.0
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Swelling
4.0
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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January 14, 2013
July 24, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
477,035 Discussions
486,562 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#4 for Miscarriage
#5 for Blood Clots
#6 for Heart Attack
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Stroke
#9 for Swelling
#10 for Cancer
#11 for Cramping
#12 for Fever
#13 for Acne
Aspirin is approved for Pain, Headaches and Clotting Disorder and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Miscarriage and Blood Clots.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Asp
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Tinnitus
3
Liver Damage
1
Suicide
1
Chicken Pox
1
Hearing Loss
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Hypoglycemia
1
Exfoliation
1
Anaphylaxis
1
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Stomach Problems
3
Liver Damage
2
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
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Aspirin
Asp
Ibuprofen
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
Asp
Ibu
3
4
Tinnitus
Asp
Ibu
3
1
Liver Damage
Asp
Ibu
1
2
Suicide
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Chicken Pox
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Hearing Loss
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Exfoliation
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Anaphylaxis
Asp
Ibu
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Asp
4
3
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Asp
3
0
Liver Damage
Ibu
Asp
2
1
Hives
Ibu
Asp
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Asp
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Asp
1
3
Liver Disease
Ibu
Asp
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Asp
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Asp
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Asp
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Aspirin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aspirin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 75 mg, 80 mg, 81 mg, 162 mg, 325 mg, 487.5 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg, 800 mg, 975 mg, 500-80-80-71 mg
Suppository: 60 mg, 120 mg, 125 mg, 130 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 325 mg, 600 mg, 650 mg, 1200 mg
Capsule: 81 mg, 162.5 mg
Gum: 227 mg
Packet: 650 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aspirin , Aspirin/Caffeine
Ibuprofen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aspirin and Ibuprofen: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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