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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to aspirin, aspirin-like products, nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIAs), choline magnesium trisalicylate, or any other
part of the medicine.
- If you have asthma or bleeding problems.
- If you are more than 24 weeks
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of pain, inflammation, and
fever. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile forms of arthritis, gout,
dysmenorrhea, muscle pains, and dental pain are some areas where this medicine
might be used.
|How does it work?|
- Choline salicylate reduces inflammation and pain. It blocks production
and release of chemicals that produce it.
- This medicine does not cure or change the disease being
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed
|What are the precautions when taking this
- If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. Can cause
severe side effects.
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor). Can cause increases
in stomach irritation.
- If you have had a stomach ulcer or bleeding, tell healthcare provider.
- Use caution if you have kidney disease. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Use caution if you have a weakened heart. May cause increased
shortness of breath or weight gain. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Use caution if you have high blood pressure. Your blood pressure may
increase. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Avoid aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines,
other blood thinners (warfarin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel), garlic, ginseng,
ginkgo, and vitamin E while taking. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine,
especially aspirin, or have asthma. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how
it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of
breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Feeling sleepy or unable to think clearly. Avoid driving, doing other
tasks or activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine
- Belly pain, heartburn, cramps, diarrhea, gas.
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk to healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.
- Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking
hard candy, or chewing gum may help.
- Stomach bleeding or ulceration. Watch stools for dark, tarry black
color. Talk with healthcare
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Severe nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
- Blood in the stool and toilet bowl, vomiting blood, or coughing up
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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