Generic Name(s): sodium thiosalicylate
Drug Class: salicylates
Treats: Gout, Joint pain ,Rheumatic attack
Pirosal is used to prevent and treat gout flares in adults. Pirosal is also use to ease the intensity of pain caused by rheumatic fever. Pirosal is a prescription drug and may be used to treat other condition not mentioned in this medication guide as directed by the doctor.
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Pirosal is categorized under a class of medications known as salicylates. Pirosal works by stopping the synthesis of prostaglandin and other mediators of inflammation caused by gout and rheumatic fever. Gout is a type of arthritis and can sudden and acute attacks of pain, often on the big toe.;
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that results from complication of inadequately treated strep throat or scarlet fever. Note that Pirosal does not help cure gout or rheumatic fever but will help prevent attacks. Pirosal is usually used in small amounts to reduce inflammation. This by extension reduces the likelihood of severe inflammation attacks. Pirosal is used to treat:
- Joint pain
- Rheumatic attack
The dosage for Pirosal depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Pirosal should be taken as directed by the doctor. The doctor may determine your dose based on the acuteness of the disease thus the dosage may differ from one patient to the other. The patient"s weight, sex, height and the response to treatment may also determine Pirosal dosage. Below you will find a typical dosage of Pirosal.
- 0.6 milligram (mg) 1 or 2 times every 24 hours. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 1.2 mg every 24 hours
If you miss a Pirosal dose, take it as soon as you can. However, if it is about time for the second dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule.
Pirosal Side Effects
Pirosal causes side effects just like any other drug. The severity of these side effects may differ from one patient to the other depending on the body"s ability to tolerate the effects of the drug. Be sure to contact your doctor if the following common side effects do not go away or become worse. Note that not all possible side effects of Pirosal are listed here.
- Sensation of spinning
- Stomach upset
- Abnormal dreams
Contact your doctor if you experience the following side effects:
- Sores on the lips and mouth
- Feeling of fullness
- Pale skin
- Sudden loss of consciousness
- Red, irritated eyes
Pirosal may interact with some drugs and substances. In most cases, Pirosal is not combined with other drugs and substances unless when authorized by the doctor. Do not start, stop or change the use of other drugs without informing the doctor. Below is a list of drugs that interact with Pirosal. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Liposome
Share a list of all prescriptions and over the counter drugs and dietary supplements that you may be using with your doctor as these are not the only drugs that interact with Pirosal.