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Willow bark?

  • By 1bi480g

    Any thoughts or experiences with willow bark? Also, how do people choose acetaminophen vs ibuprofen vs aspirin? I’ve always avoided aspirin but since I’m not pregnant and not a child or young adult is there as reason to avoid aspirin?

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi 1bi480g,

    Thanks for your question. I don’t have any experience with willow bark and hopefully others will be along shortly to lend their experience.

    I can tell you it’s important to check with the doctor before starting any new over-the-counter medication and/or “natural” dietary supplements. Even thought these supplement are marked natural” it doesn’t mean they are always safe for everyone to take. Supplements can interact with medications and/or medical conditions we have.

    On the aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen question, again, it’s a good idea to check with the doctor on what, when and how much to take of these medications – only a qualified doctor can recommend what’s best for you!