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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Salsalate (Definition)

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

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Effects of salsalate?

Effects of salsalate?

Pain relief: without GI issues. Does not cause bleeding! ...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?

Why abuse it?: No high! Any crazy person can take to much of everything, but Disalcid abuse is unknown! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Disalcid (salsalate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Disalcid (salsalate) allergy?

Disalcid allergy: Disalcid (salsalate) is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/disalcid-drug.htm ...Read more

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Salsalate not working. worse than an advil (ibuprofen). I'm in severe pain. what should I do?

Salsalate not working. worse than an advil (ibuprofen). I'm in severe pain. what should I do?

Not enough info: Salsalate is very weak and usually not helpful. The choice of medication depends on the cause of the pain. Unless you can supply specifics, do one cam offer any realistic advice. ...Read more

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Salsalate not working. Worse than an advil (ibuprofen). I'm in excruciating pain. What should I do to get more?

Salsalate not working. Worse than an advil (ibuprofen). I'm in excruciating pain. What should I do to get more?

See you physician: You do not descibe why you are in pain. Your medications are not working. Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit juice affect codeine, salsalate, vitamin d or klonopin ?

Does grapefruit juice affect codeine, salsalate, vitamin d or klonopin ?

Not much: Grapefruit juice is a strong inhibitor of an enzyme which is important for the metabolism of many drugs. The ones you mention are not significantly effected by this enzyme. ...Read more

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Could grapefruit juice have a bad effect for hydrocodone, ranadine, salsalate,vitamin d or klonopin ?

Could grapefruit juice have a bad effect for hydrocodone, ranadine, salsalate,vitamin d or klonopin ?

Hydrocodone &: Klonopin can interact. However, found no interactions between grapefruit juice and hydrocodone, Ranitidine, salsalate, vitamin D or Klonopin using a drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

I have rhititis.What medication shoud i take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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