is ibuprofen a blood thinner
Ibuprofen belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is mainly used for pain, fever or inflammation but also acts as a blood thinner, or anti-coagulant. A blood thinner reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
Yes, Ibuprofen can be considered a blood thinner because it is an NSAID. Aspirin is an NSAID as well, and it thins your blood.
Ibuprofen is not a blood thinner like aspirin. It may cause slight and temporary blood thinning, so talk to your doctor if that is a concern.
Ibuprofen, like aspirin has a blood thinning effect. However, it does not last as long as the effects of aspirin.