(Generic versions may still be available.)
IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
CHOLINE SALICYLATE/MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE - ORAL
(KO-leen sal-ISS-uh-late/mag-NEE-zee-um sal-ISS-uh-late)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Trilisate
WARNING: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including salicylates) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. This effect does not apply to low-dose aspirin. (See Drug Interactions section.) The risk may be greater in people with heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (e.g., due to high blood pressure, diabetes), or with longer use. This drug should not be taken right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG). Also, this drug may infrequently cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This bleeding can occur without warning symptoms at any time during treatment.
Stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects: chest pain, severe dizziness, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech, black stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. (See also Precautions section.)
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and benefits of treatment with this medication.
USES: Choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate is used to relieve pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 2-3 times daily with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) or as directed by your doctor. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid. If your doctor directs you to take your dose once daily, it is usually taken at bedtime.
If you are taking the liquid form of this medication, measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. The liquid medication may be mixed with fruit juice just before taking to improve the taste. In this case, drink all of the mixture immediately. Do not prepare a supply for future use.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Dosage in children may also be based on weight. To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, continue taking this medication as directed by your doctor. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor or pharmacist.
Some medications (e.g., ciprofloxacin, tetracycline) cannot be taken with magnesium. The magnesium in this product may react with these medications, preventing their full absorption. If you are taking medications that cannot be taken with magnesium, take them 2 to 3 hours before or after taking choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
For certain conditions (e.g., arthritis), it may take up to 2 to 3 weeks of taking this drug regularly until you get the full benefit.
If you are taking this drug "as needed" (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medicine may not work as well.
Tell your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen.
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