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Salicylates

What are Salicylates?

A salicylate is a salt or ester of salicylic acid. Salicylates are found naturally in some plants (such as white willow bark and wintergreen leaves) and are thought to protect the plant against insect damage and disease. Aspirin is a derivative of salicylic acid - and is also known as acetylsalicylic acid.

Salicylates are used as food preservatives and antiseptics and have bacteriostatic, fungicidal and keratolytic (skin peeling) properties. Salicylic acid and acetylsalicylic acid have analgesic (pain relieving), anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic (temperature-lowering) effects. The main risk of acetylsalicylic acid at therapeutic dosages is gastrointestinal irritation; however, it can be toxic if ingested in large quantities.

Most people have no problem with salicylate-containing foods or medicines; however, some people are extremely sensitive to them. In addition to aspirin, other common salicylate-containing medicines include bismuth subsalicylate, choline salicylate, diflunisal, magnesium salicylate, and salsalate.

List of Salicylates:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
St. Joseph Aspirin
Generic name: aspirin
10
1 review
Bufferin
Generic name: aspirin
10
1 review
Bayer Children's Aspirin
Generic name: aspirin
10
1 review
Bayer Aspirin Regimen
Generic name: aspirin
10
No reviews
Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus
Generic name: aspirin
10
2 reviews
Aspir 81
Generic name: aspirin
10
No reviews
Arthritis Pain
Generic name: aspirin
10
2 reviews
Doans Pills Extra Strength
Generic name: magnesium salicylate
9.0
7 reviews
Disalcid (Pro)
Generic name: salsalate
9.0
2 reviews
Aspir-Low
Generic name: aspirin
8.0
No reviews
Aspergum
Generic name: aspirin
8.0
No reviews
Doan's Pills
Generic name: magnesium salicylate
7.8
3 reviews
Trilisate
Generic name: choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate
7.0
1 review
Ecotrin
Generic name: aspirin
7.0
No reviews
Dolobid
Generic name: diflunisal
5.2
4 reviews
Bayer Aspirin
Generic name: aspirin
4.2
5 reviews
Halfprin
Generic name: aspirin
1.0
No reviews
Ecpirin
Generic name: aspirin
1.0
No reviews
Tricosal
Generic name: choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate
No reviews
Nuprin Backache
Generic name: magnesium salicylate
No reviews
Norwich Aspirin
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
MST
Generic name: magnesium salicylate
No reviews
Miniprin
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Genacote
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Entercote
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Easprin
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Pro)
Generic name: choline salicylate/magnesium salicylate
No reviews
Aspirtab
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Aspiritab
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Ascriptin
Generic name: aspirin
No reviews
Alka-Seltzer Original
Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate
No reviews
Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength
Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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