Question: A question arose today after a call where a patient clearly did not meet the protocol for Ketorolac. Upon reviewing the contraindications for this protocol, what exactly are being considered to be NSAIDs? The MEDList on the website included Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Celebrex, etc. but what about ASA? Tylenol? Excedrin? I was under the impression that both ASA and Tylenol were considered NSAIDs? My partner and I could not come to a conclusion and wanted further clarification.
Thanks for your question. Tylenol is not an NSAID. ASA is considered to be an NSAID. There are many pharmacology reference guides available online that can readily be referenced which may be more appropriate given the turnaround time at the ASK MAC website.