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Disalcid Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Salsalate is in a class of drugs known as salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that may cause pain and inflammation.

Disalcid Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 3,000 milligrams daily, divided into smaller doses.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Disalcid use in children have not been established.

Uses of Disalcid

  • Salsalate is used to reduce pain and inflammation that may be caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and related rheumatic conditions.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Disalcid

Before taken Disalcid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Disalcid. Side effects may include:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Vertigo

Warnings and precautions before taking Disalcid:

  • You should be used disalcid with extreme caution if you have chronic kidney disease or a peptic ulcer.
  • If you have anemia, diabetes, gout, bleeding problems, kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, alcohol use, ulcers or other stomach problems, allergies (especially to aspirin), then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are allergic to salsalate, aspirin or other medications for arthritis or pain, or any other drugs, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Disalcid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Disalcid with the following:

  • Aspirin and other drugs containing salicylates such as Bufferin and Empirin
  • Blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin
  • Methotrexate
  • Naproxen
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Glucotrol and Tolinase
  • Penicillin
  • Steroids such as Deltasone and Decadron
  • Thyroid medications such as Synthroid

After taken Disalcid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Disalcid overdose include

  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sweating
  • Vertigo

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