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Sickle Cell Crisis and NSAIDs

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Is it true that NSAIDs are contraindicated for patients with sickle cell crisis? I was told by a physician that ibuprofen can not be prescribed for patients who are in "vaso-occlusive crisis" I attempted to do a little research but I could not find any information regarding this contraindication.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

NSAIDS apparently worsen neuropathy, which is why they use acetaminophen or a combo of acetaminophen and codeine...

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