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why would my primary dr prescribe salsalate? and what exactly

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why would my primary dr prescribe salsalate? and what exactly is it. I take a number of
meds for nerve pain and muscle and bone pain. also pain from having 18 inches from my small intestine. no bag but I still having symptom of that amt being removed. the surgery was to repair a bowel hernia rupture.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Answers are for informational purposes only. If I don't respond right away, be patient. I will get back to you ASAP.

Are you sure that's how its spelled?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes. salsalate.

Expert:  Family Physician replied 1 year ago.

The other expert is offline, but I will be happy to help you.

Salsalate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Specifically it is a salicylate (like aspirin). One of the reported advantages of this medication is that it seems to be less likely to cause gastrointestinal bleeding than aspirin and other members of the salicylate class.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7027430
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2181673

This is a drug that has been used for years, but recently research has suggested that it may also have benefits in treating diabetes or prediabetes.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21938543
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784842

I hope this information has been helpful. Please let me know if you need additional information.

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