Salsitab Side Effects
Generic name: salsalate
Note: This document contains side effect information about salsalate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Salsitab.
Some side effects of Salsitab may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to salsalate: oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking salsalate (the active ingredient contained in Salsitab) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
chest pain, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
feeling like you might pass out;
black, bloody, or tarry stools;
coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
hearing problems, ringing in your ears;
swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
fast or pounding heartbeats;
easy bruising or bleeding, fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms;
urinating more or less than usual;
severe stomach pain, ongoing nausea or vomiting; or
dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects of salsalate may include:
upset stomach, heartburn; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to salsalate: oral capsule, oral tablet
Gastrointestinal side effects including abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and GI bleeding have been frequently reported.
Hepatic side effects including abnormal hepatic function and hepatitis have been reported.
Cardiovascular side effects including angioedema and hypotension have been reported.
Renal side effects including decreased creatinine clearance, nephritis, and urticaria have been reported.
Respiratory side effects including bronchospasm have been reported.
Other side effects including tinnitus, hearing impairment, vertigo, rash, and anaphylactic shock have been reported.
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