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Argesic-Sa
Salsalate-Oral


Salsalate is an aspirin-like drug that reduces pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis, joint pain or muscle strains.

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Salflex, Disalcid, Salsalate, Amigesic
 
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Salflex, Disalcid, Salsalate, Amigesic

Uses
Salsalate is an aspirin-like drug that reduces pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis, joint pain or muscle strains.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, stomach pain, fast breathing, dizziness, ringing in the ears, headache, confusion, and sweating.

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Salflex | Amigesic | Argesic SA
Salflex | Amigesic | Argesic SA

How To Use
  • Salsalate is taken by mouth, usually 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Dosage depends on your condition.
  • Take with a full glass of water, food or milk unless directed otherwise by your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, heartburn, loss of appetite or nausea can occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: persistent ringing in the ears, dizziness, difficulty hearing, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes, black stools.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Argesic-Sa, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: anemia, diabetes, gout, bleeding problems, kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, alcohol use, ulcers or other stomach problems, allergies (especially to aspirin).
  • Argesic-Sa is similar to aspirin.
  • Children and teenagers should not take Argesic-Sa if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
  • Argesic-Sa may cause stomach bleeding.
  • Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with Argesic-Sa, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
  • Salsalate should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Drugs closely related to salsalate are excreted into breast milk.
  • High dose, long-term use of aspirin-related drugs are not recommended while breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: "blood thinners (anticoagulants and antiplatelet/pain medicines such as heparins, warfarin, NSAIDs-including aspirin, ibuprofen), oral anti-diabetic drugs, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), methotrexate, drugs used for gout (e.g., probenecid).
  • It is important to carefully read all labels of other medicines to insure they do not also contain aspirin or aspirin-like drugs.
  • Ingesting too much aspirin can have undesirable effects.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are uncertain about the content of your medicines.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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