Generic Name(s): Salsalate
Drug Class: Salicylates
Treats: Osteoarthritis,Rheumatoid Arthritis
Argesic-sa is a drug that is used for treating pain and inflammation that are usually caused by arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Argesic-Sa works by blocking different processes of certain chemicals that are in the body which cause inflammation and pain. You should not take Argesic-Sa if you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
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Argesic-Sa is classified under a group of drugs that are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is used for treating pain and also inflammation which are usually caused by arthritis and also rheumatoid arthritis. Argesic-Sa works by providing blockage of different chemical processes that happen within the body that cause inflammation and pain.
Argesic-Sa is also used for relieving joint stiffness and also for reducing swelling.
You should not take Argesic-Sa if you have severe kidney conditions, you had a recent had a bypass heart surgery or if you are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
It is always very important to follow the doctor's advice in regard to the dosage of Argesic-Sa and also the schedule. If there is any case of an overdose, you should contact the doctor immediately. If you happen to miss a dose of Argesic-Sa, take it as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for the next dose, you can skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
- The usual adult dose for Osteoarthritis is two doses of two 750 mg tablets or two doses of three 500 mg or three doses of two 500 mg tablets.
- The usual adult dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis is two doses of two 750 mg tablets or two doses of three 500 mg tablets or three doses of two 500 mg tablets.
Argesic-Sa Side Effects
Argesic-Sa may cause some side effects that may require a doctor's attention while others are just mild and can clear with time. The severe side effects should be addressed immediately because there could be deterrioration of the condition. If you experience any of these severe side effects while you are taking Argesic-Sa, contact your doctor immediately. Below are some of some of the possible side effects but it is not a complete list.
- abdominal pain
- decreased creatinine clearance
- hearing impairment
It is always important for you to inform the doctor about any other drug you could be using at the time of the prescription. The reason for doing this is because there could be serious and sometimes life-threatening drug interactions that could be as a result of combining drugs that cannot interact. Alternatively, you could ask for the doctor's advice regarding over the counter drugs or home remedies that are safe to use while you are still taking Argesic-Sa which has 347 drugs with 1390 brand and generic names to interact with.Note that this is not a complete list of all the interactions.
- Aspirin Low Strength
- Calcium 600 D
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin D3