Trilisate

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DRUG DESCRIPTION

Trilisate (choline magnesium trisalicylate) ® (choline magnesium trisalicylate) TABLETS/LIQUID
500 mg, 750 mg or 1000 mg salicylate content

TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) Tablets/ Liquid are nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory preparations containing choline magnesium trisalicylate which is freely soluble in water. The absolute structure of choline magnesium trisalicylate is not known at this time. Choline magnesium trisalicylate has a molecular formula of C26H29O10NMg, and a molecular weight of 539.8.

This substance when dissolved in water would appear to form 5 ions (1 choline ion, 1 magnesium ion and 3 salicylate ions).

TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) Tablets/ Liquid are available in scored, pale pink 500 mg tablets; in scored, white, film-coated 750 mg tablets, and in scored, red, film-coated 1000 mg tablets. TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) Liquid is a cherry cordial-flavored liquid providing 500 mg salicylate content per teaspoonful (5 ml) for oral administration.

Each 500 mg tablet contains 293 mg of choline salicylate combined with 362 mg of magnesium salicylate to provide 500 mg salicylate content.

Each 750 mg tablet contains 440 mg of choline salicylate combined with 544 mg of magnesium salicylate to provide 750 mg salicylate content.

Each 1000 mg tablet contains 587 mg of choline salicylate combined with 725 mg magnesium salicylate to provide 1000 mg salicylate content.

TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) Liquid contains 293 mg of choline salicylate combined with 362 mg of magnesium salicylate to provide 500 mg salicylate per teaspoonful (5 ml) in a clear amber, cherry cordial-flavored vehicle.

Inactive Ingredients

Each 500 mg tablet contains: Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Corn starch, Edetate disodium, FD& C Yellow No. 6, Stearic acid, and other ingredients.

Each 750 mg tablet contains: Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Edetate disodium, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Polyethylene glycol, Polysorbate 20, Stearic acid, Talc, Titanium dioxide, and other ingredients.

Each 1000 mg tablet contains: Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Edetate disodium, FD& C Red No. 40, FD& C Yellow No. 6, FD& C Blue No. 2, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Polyethylene glycol, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Stearic acid, Talc, Titanium dioxide, and other ingredients.

Each teaspoonful (5 ml) of Liquid contains: Caramel, Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, Edetate disodium, FD& C Yellow No. 6, Glycerin, High fructose corn syrup, Potassium sorbate, Water, and Artificial flavors.

What are the possible side effects of choline magnesium trisalicylate (Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate, Tricosal, Trilisate)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using choline magnesium trisalicylate and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks...

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What are the precautions when taking choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate)?

Before taking choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, salsalate); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), severe kidney disease.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, bleeding/clotting...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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