Salsalate is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Store Salsalate at room temperature (between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius) away from heat and moisture. Do not store this medication in the bathroom. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any other medications, consume over 3 alcoholic drinks on a daily basis, or if you have a history of asthma, blood disorders, growths on your nose, liver or kidney problems, gout, ulcers, heartburn, stroke, bleeding in the brain, or a vitamin K deficiency.
This medication may interact with various other medications. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking to ensure that the medications or herbal supplements will not react with each other. This medication is not meant for children and may be unsafe when used in children.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed to you by your health care professional. Take this medication with or without food. If you experience an upset stomach you should begin taking food with this medication to prevent an upset stomach. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for at least a half hour after using this medication.
If you have allergies to any ingredients listed on this medication or if you have a flu or flu symptoms. If you have a viral illness, bleeding problems, have had an allergic reaction to aspirin or a NSAID, or if you are taking probenecid or sulfinpyrazone do not use this medication.
Severe: Severe allergic reactions, black or bloody stools; confusion; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; hearing loss; ringing in the ears; severe stomach pain; vomiting.
Common: Heartburn; nausea; upset stomach.