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What is this medicine?

MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (mag NEE zhum sa LI si late) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is also used to treat the pain and swelling of 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:
  • bleeding problems
  • gout
  • heart disease
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low level of vitamin K in blood
  • smoke tobacco
  • stomach ulcers or other problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to magnesium salicylate, aspirin, other medicines, 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 package or prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

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:
  • methotrexate
  • probenecid

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acetazolamide
  • alcohol
  • antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, tetracycline
  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • bismuth subsalicylate
  • cidofovir
  • flavocoxid
  • herbal supplements like feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut
  • medicines for arthritis
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for gout
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like enoxaparin, heparin, ticlopidine, warfarin
  • methazolamide
  • sulfinpyrazone
  • varicella live vaccine

               
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