3M Pharmaceuticals | Disalcid (Medication)
Disalcid/salsalate is used to relieve pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)….
Disalcid: Side Effects
Stop taking salsalate and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/pounding heartbeat, change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).
This drug may rarely cause serious, possibly fatal liver disease. If you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects, stop taking salsalate and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, unusual/extreme tiredness, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting.
Upset stomach, dizziness, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach pain, heartburn, swelling of ankles/feet/hands, sudden/unexplained weight gain, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears, decreased hearing).
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing….
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to aspirin or to an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). To make sure you can safely take salsalate, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: asthma; heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure; a history of stroke or heart attack; a stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding; a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; diabetes; swelling or fluid retention; anemia (a lack of red blood cells); liver disease; kidney disease; an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate; dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD); nasal polyps; or if you are dehydrated.
Salicylates may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Do not use salsalate just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Salicylates may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking salsalate, especially in older adults.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….