SALICYLAMIDE - Watsons Health

SALICYLAMIDE

Salicylamide is used in combination with other drugs to relieve pain. It has an analgesis and antipyretic properties and works similarly like aspirin.

This medication, alone or in combination with other drugs, is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders. This medication may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

This drug is contraindicated with severe renal or hepatic impairment. This drug may interfere with thyroid function tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug to avoid false results.

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • Gastro Intestinal Disturbances
  • Flushing
  • Hyperventilation
  • Sweating
  • Dry Mouth
  • Rash
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura

High dosage of this drug may lead to tinnitus, ecchymosis, hemorrhagic lesions, leukopenia or thrombocytopenia.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as severe renal or hepatic impairment.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Other NSAIDs

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

 

Available brand/s:

  • Salicylamide

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