Salicylate (Oral Route, Rectal Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Aspirin may also be used to lessen the chance of heart attack, stroke, or other problems that may occur when a blood vessel is blocked by blood clots. Aspirin helps prevent dangerous blood clots from forming. However, this effect of aspirin may increase the chance of serious bleeding in some people. Therefore, aspirin should be used for this purpose only when your doctor decides, after studying your medical condition and history, that the danger of blood clots is greater than the risk of bleeding. Do not take aspirin to prevent blood clots or a heart attack unless it has been ordered by your doctor.
Salicylates may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The caffeine present in some of these products may provide additional relief of headache pain or faster pain relief.
Some salicylates are available only with your medical doctor's or dentist's prescription. Others are available without a prescription; however, your medical doctor or dentist may have special instructions on the proper dose of these medicines for your medical condition.
Make certain your health care professional knows if you are on a low-sodium diet. Regular use of large amounts of sodium salicylate (as for arthritis) can add a large amount of sodium to your diet. Sodium salicylate contains 46 mg of sodium in each 325-mg tablet and 92 mg of sodium in each 650-mg tablet.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Tablet, Enteric Coated
- Tablet, Extended Release
- Tablet, Chewable
- Tablet, Effervescent
- Capsule, Delayed Release
- Tablet, Delayed Release
- Capsule, Extended Release