i have a pill its white 44-338 on it. the plister pack says magnesium salicyclate tetrahydrate... 580 mg. what is it?
Magnesium salicylate tetrahydrate, which is a generic form of Doan's Pills. Doan's Pills and these numbered 44+338 white pills, which is in my medicine closet CVS Backache Relief, but they are working to relieve pain especially in the back, because the magnesium salicylate tetahydrate is a kidney diuretic. So when you've exerted yourself, and your body is throwing off toxins, your kidney needs a bit of assistance processing everything, and that is why when you take these pills they work to kill the pain. If you Google Doan's Pills you can go back to the days when Doan's Pills openly stated that it was a kidney diuretic. Doesn't make sense to me that they now call it only a pain reliever, as there was a time when they were not allowed to call it a pain reliever, since its ability to relieve pain is based the fact that IF your pain, including arthritis, can be reduced by assisting your kidney by feeding it a diuretic, then it's what you need.
It does seem to me they ought to print on the packages that it is a kidney diuretic that can give great pain relief for related problems. Anyway, I have the worst back problems you can imagine and I do love the relief I experience from this pill, by brand name or generic pill.
- Magnesium Salicylate Information for Consumers
- Magnesium Salicylate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Magnesium Salicylate (detailed)
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