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Is salsalate a prescription drug?
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Stuart
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