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Are there any non-drug substances that can interact with NSAIDs?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

People who take aspirin should not receive chickenpox vaccine.

If you take an NSAID, you should be cautious about drinking alcohol.

If you take an NSAID, you should avoid supplements containing alfalfa, anise, bilberry, bladderwrack, bromelain, cat's claw, celery, chamomile, coleus, cordyceps, dong quai, evening primrose, fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng (American, Panax, Siberian), grapeseed, green tea, guggul, horse chestnut seed, horseradish, licorice, prickly ash, red clover, reishi, SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), sweet clover, and turmeric. 

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