(Generic versions may still be available.)
Trilisate Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Trilisate (choline magnesium trisalicylate) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis. This medication is also used to treat fever in adults. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include upset stomach, heartburn, nausea, or vomiting.
In rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, the more severe arthritides, and acute painful shoulder, the recommended starting dosage of Trilisate is 1500 mg twice daily. Trilisate may interact with antidepressants, cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, medication used to prevent blood clots, oral diabetes medication you take by mouth, diuretics, heart or blood pressure medication, medicines to treat or prevent osteoporosis, seizure medications, steroids, or medicines that contain sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate, or potassium citrate. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During the first 6 months of pregnancy, Trilisate should be used only when prescribed. It is not recommended for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to the fetus and problems with normal labor/delivery. This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Breastfeeding is not recommended while using this drug.
Our Trilisate (choline magnesium trisalicylate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Trilisate in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 like coffee grounds;
- blood in your urine, urinating more or less than usual;
- hearing problems, ringing in your ears;
- severe stomach pain, ongoing nausea or vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
- fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects may include:
- heartburn, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation;
- dizziness, drowsiness, lack of energy; or
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Trilisate (Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Trilisate Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dizziness/drowsiness, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears, decreased hearing), stomach pain, swelling of ankles/feet/hands, sudden/unexplained weight gain.
See also Warning section.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal pain, easy bruising/bleeding, fast/pounding heartbeat, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual/extreme tiredness, change in amount/color of urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Trilisate (Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Trilisate FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent adverse reactions observed with TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) preparations in clinical trials (7- 12) are tinnitus and gastrointestinal complaints (including nausea, vomiting, gastric upset, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation and epigastric pain). These occur in less than twenty percent (20%) of patients. Should tinnitus develop, reduction of daily dosage is recommended until the tinnitus is resolved. Less frequent adverse reactions, occurring in less than two percent (2%) of patients, are: hearing impairment, headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, and lethargy. Adverse reactions occurring in less than one percent (1%) of patients are: gastric ulceration, positive fecal occult blood, elevation in serum BUN and creatinine, rash, pruritus, anorexia, weight gain, edema, epistaxis and dysgeusia.
Spontaneous reporting has yielded isolated or rare reports of the following adverse experiences: duodenal ulceration, elevated hepatic transaminases, hepatitis, esophagitis, asthma, erythema multiforme, urticaria, ecchymoses, irreversible hearing loss and/ or tinnitus, mental confusion, hallucinations.
DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
Drug abuse and dependence have not been reported with TRILISATE (choline magnesium trisalicylate) preparations.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Trilisate (Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate)
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