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Generic: salsalate
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It is used to help treat the pain of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
               



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What is this medicine?

SALSALATE (SAL sa late) is a non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) related to aspirin. It is used to help treat the pain of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • drink more than 3 alcohol- containing drinks a day
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to salsalate, other salicylates, aspirin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food if your stomach gets upset. Try to not lie down for at least 10 minutes after you take the medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • ketorolac
  • probenecid

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acetazolamide
  • alcohol
  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • bismuth subsalicylate
  • cidofovir
  • diuretics
  • flavocoxid
  • lithium
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like clopidel, ticlopidine, warfarin
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • methazolamide
  • methotrexate
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • sulfinpyrazone
  • varicella virus live vaccine

               
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