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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Salflex (Overview)

Salflex is a salicylate-based agent which is a kind of pain medication.


Dr. Janice Alexander
9 doctors shared insights

Salflex (Overview)

Salflex is a salicylate-based agent which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is salsalate a perscription drug only?

Yes: It can be difficult for pharmacies to find but it is a rx drug and not otc. ...Read more

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Salsalate abuse common?

Salsalate abuse common?

What is it: Salsalate in a double salicylate compound, like Aspirin but a differnet compound. It is not addictive so I am uncertain about the term abuse. It is an antiinflamatory and analgesic. There is a problem in some with analgesic withdrawal headaches, where when persistent analgesic usage continues for a while and in some with stopping the analgesic can cause . Abuse - need a defintion-of question. ...Read more

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Salsalate abuse question--how often does that happen?

Salsalate abuse question--how often does that happen?

Very infrequently: Salsalate is an infrequently used NSAID that is somewhat similar to Aspirin but has less GI risk and is not an anticoagulant as is aspirin. Abuse is not a term that generally would apply here. Why is it being taken in the first place? If you take too much you will develop warning signs such as ringing in the ears. This med needs to be taken under rigid dosing guidelines. ...Read more

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Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Yes: Salsalate is an alternative to Aspirin generally used for treatment of arthritis. It is useful when a patient cannot take regular Aspirin due to gastrointestinal problems. Regular Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding in certain people especially those with a history of ulcers. Salsalate is much less likely to cause such problems (about the same bleeding rate as placebo). ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Salsalate (Definition)

Salsalate is a salicylate-based agent which is a ...Read more