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What is salicylism?
chronic aspirin toxicity

headache, dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, drowsiness, ketosis, hypokalemia
Why shouldn't aspirin be given to a child with a viral infection?
can cause Reye's syndrome
What is diflunisal and how is it different from aspirin?
a COX inhibitor

has no antipyretic effect
Name two cox-2 inibitors

use (2)
celecoxib
rofecoxib

RA and OA
what is different about cox-2
they spare the GI lining that is associated with NSAIDs
What is better about ibuprofen?
has greater analgesic potency than aspirin or acetaminophen
Why is Naproxen useful?
has alinger half-life than other NSAIDs
Acetaminophen actions
anti-pyretic
analgesic
(no antiinflammatory or platelet inhibition)
Acetaminophen use
aspirin contraindicated (especially in kids with viral infection or pts on aticoag or gout)
Acetaminophen toxicity (3)

antidote
hepatic necrosis
acute tubular necrosis
hypoglycemic coma