Aspirins and NASAIDs

  1. This may sound like a "not so smart" question, but is aspirin an NASAID. i was told it was not an nsaid, but like an nsaid. so which is it? please help
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   CuriousMe
    Well by the strictest of definitions, aspirin is non-steroidal, and it is an anti-inflammatory. So in that respect, it is an NSAID.

    However, it also decreases platelet aggregation....which is different from the class of drugs considered NSAIDs.

    Make sense?
  4. by   prdangelo665
    yes, thank you!

Aspirins and NASAIDs