What happens if I miss a dose (Disalcid, Salsitab)?
Since salsalate is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Disalcid, Salsitab)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include ringing in your ears, severe dizziness or drowsiness, sweating, fast breathing, severe vomiting or diarrhea, confusion, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking salsalate (Disalcid, Salsitab)?
Salsalate may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other over-the-counter medicine. Salicylates and NSAIDs are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, magnesium salicylate, or similar medicines.
If you are also taking low-dose aspirin because your doctor has prescribed it to prevent heart attack or stroke, do not stop taking it or change your dose without your doctor's advice. Aspirin should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid smoking, since it can also increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
What other drugs will affect salsalate (Disalcid, Salsitab)?
Many drugs can interact with salsalate. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- acetazolamide (Diamox);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- pemetrexed (Alimta);
- tenofovir (Viread);
- an antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- oral diabetes medication;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- gout medication such as probenecid (Benemid);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), captopril (Capoten), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), and others;
- medication used to prevent blood clots, such as cilostazol (Pletal) or clopidogrel (Plavix);
- osteoporosis medication such as alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel), and others;
- sodium bicarbonate, potassium citrate (K-Lyte, Urocit-K), sodium citrate and citric acid (Bicitra, Oracit), or sodium citrate and potassium (Citrolith, Polycitra);
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Solfoton), valproic acid (Depakene); or
- steroid medicine (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with salsalate. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about salsalate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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