choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate

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    Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA

    Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

GENERIC NAME: choline magnesium salicylate

BRAND NAME: Trilisate (Please Note: This brand name drug is no longer available in the US)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Choline magnesium salicylate (or trisalicylate) is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), referred to as a salicylate, which is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Other drugs within the same class are aspirin, diflunisal (Dolobid) and salsalate (Disalcid). They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. The salicylates block the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 500, 750, and 1000 mg. Liquid: 500 mg/5 ml.

STORAGE: Choline magnesium salicylate should be stored at controlled room temperature 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F) in a sealed container protected from light and moisture.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Choline magnesium salicylate is used for the rapid relief of mild to moderate pain and fever. Choline magnesium salicylate also is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain due to soft tissue injuries, tendinitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, and other related arthritis conditions.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/27/2014

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