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Choline salicylate and Magnesium salicylate oral
CHOLINE SALICYLATE/MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CHOLINE SALICYLATE/MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE - ORAL

(KO-leen sal-ISS-uh-late/mag-NEE-zee-um sal-ISS-uh-late)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Trilisate

WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin- containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.

Uses

This medication is similar to aspirin. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain, reduce fever and to reduce swelling. It is used to treat arthritis and muscle injuries.

How To Use

Take this medication with food or after meals if stomach upset occurs. Swallow tablets with a full glass of water. The dosage depends on your condition and response.

Side Effects

This medication may cause stomach upset, heartburn, loss of appetite, increased thirst or dizziness. Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. Unlikely but report promptly: ringing in the ears, black stools, difficulty hearing, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin, easy bruising or bleeding. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, 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: any allergies you may have, anemia, bleeding problems, ulcers, stomach or intestinal problems, asthma, kidney or liver disease, gout, nasal polyps. This drug is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Salicylate is excreted into breast milk. Though to date there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use including: "blood thinners" (anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin, heparins, NSAIDs), oral medication for diabetes, phenytoin, penicillin or sulfa antibiotics, phenylbutazone, methotrexate, corticosteroids, antacids, acetazolamide. This medication is closely related to aspirin. Aspirin is an ingredient in many over-the-counter products. To prevent an overdose of aspirin, read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers or cold products to be sure they do not contain aspirin. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain your over-the-counter products contain aspirin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, wheezing, drowsiness, stomach upset, bloody stools, and ringing in the ears.

Notes

Although this medication acts similarly to aspirin, it causes less stomach upset and fewer side effects than aspirin.

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 doses.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.