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Salsalate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Salsalate

Generic Name : Salsalate
Pronunciation : sal' sal late
Latest prescription information about Salsalate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Salsalate

International- Amigesic, Disalcid , Salflex.
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Why is Salsalate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for pain and inflammation due to arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  It works by reducing swelling, relaxing and opening air passages in the lungs.

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When should Salsalate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Salsalate?

Adults PO- The recommended dose is 3000 mg daily, given in divided doses.

How should Salsalate be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Salsalate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of runny nose or nasal polyps, gout, kidney or liver disease, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It should not be used in children and teenagers who have infections like chicken pox, flu etc.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising and injury.

What are the side effects of Salsalate?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and GI bleeding.
   Skin : Rash and hives.
   Miscellaneous : Ringing in the ear, asthma, shock, liver inflammation and hearing impairment.

What are the other precautions for Salsalate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Salsalate?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.




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