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Choline Salicylate, Magnesium Salicylate Oral tablet

It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain

Generic Name: choline salicylate-magnesium salicylate  |  Brand Name: CMT

Brand Names: CMT, Tricosal, Trilisate, Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate

What is this medicine?

CHOLINE SALICYLATE; MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (KOE leen sa LI si late; mag NEE zhum sa LI si late) is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever related to aspirin. It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. It is used to treat arthritis in children and adults. This medicine may also be used for fever.

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
  • gout
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to choline salicylate, magnesium salicylate, 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. 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. While this drug may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • methotrexate
  • probenecid

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acetazolamide
  • alcohol
  • aspirin and aspirin-like drugs
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for gout
  • methazolamide
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • phenytoin
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • sulfinpyrazone
  • valproic acid

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.

This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death. To reduce your risk, do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol while you are taking this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.


Last Updated: March 14, 2012
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