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Anaflex 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 Anaflex.

For the Consumer

Applies to salsalate: oral tablets

Side effects include:

Tinnitus, nausea, hearing impairment, rash, vertigo.

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.[Ref]


Hepatic side effects including abnormal hepatic function and hepatitis have been reported.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects including angioedema and hypotension have been reported.[Ref]


Renal side effects including decreased creatinine clearance, nephritis, and urticaria have been reported.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects including bronchospasm have been reported.[Ref]


Other side effects including tinnitus, hearing impairment, vertigo, rash, and anaphylactic shock have been reported.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Disalcid (salsalate)." 3M Pharmaceuticals, St. Paul, MN.

2. Phillips BB, Joss JD, Mulhausen PL "Blood pressure elevation in a patient treated with salsalate." Ann Pharmacother 36 (2002): 624-7

Some side effects of Anaflex may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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