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hi does anyone know if there are any traces of asprin in Plaquenil
i have just started takinbg this over the last fewweeks
sharon has a severe allergy to asprin she has to carry and addrenelin pen with her just in case she accidentally takes it
and over the pas two weeks or so she has had some minor symptoms of the allergy i cant find anything in the ingredients but was just wondering if there is any trace elliments in it
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Hi Alex,

I am very sensitive from asprin. It will cause major stomach problems if i use even small amount of it.
I have been on plaquenil for about 2yrs now. I haven't had any of the asprin symptoms. I also take nexium because of all the pills i do take.
So far So good

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Alex,

I really do not know the answer to this question yet I have heard that Plaquenil also helps in thinning the blood so my guess would be that there may be some trace aspirin in Plaquenil.

I am sure someone more knowledgeable then me will come along with a sure fire answer.

I am going to Google and see what I can find. Gosh, lately google has become my best friend.:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

I hope your fairing well on Plaquenil.:wink2:
 

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Hello Alex
I don't know of any physical/chemical connection at all between aspirin and Plaquenil and Plaquenil can't possibly contain aspirin or it would have to be stated. Their effectivness in thinning the blood could be due to quite different mechanisms. I am not a chemist or pharmacist, but I think I would have heard of some similarity if there were any in terms of how people respond. For example that people who can't take aspirin might have problems with Plaquenil.
Are you thinking of something like a peanut anaphylactic reaction when even airborne particles or close physical contact with someone who has themselves had contact with peanuts can provoke it ?

Maybe Sharon has more recently been exposed to salicylate from some other source?
It is found in many products and occurs naturally in plants.

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/salicylate-allergy

Good luck- It must be quite worrying. My daughter had a single episode of angioedema which after a lot of thought we concluded must have been due to a pain med containing aspirin that she had taken at a friend's house for a headache. We never used aspirin in our house so she had never had it before. Luckily it didn't get any further than her lips swelling up horrifically but they kept her in hospital overnight

All the best
Clare
 
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