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Are there over-the-counter medications for sickle cell anemia?

Yes, over the counter medication is often recommended for dealing with pain. These include acetaminophen and anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Narcotics, such as morphine and oxycodone, can also be used to treat severe pain.

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