choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate

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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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/27/2014

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