SALCID 5% OINTMENT 10gm
Generic Name: Salicyclic Acid
Brand Name: Salcid 5
Dosage Form: Ointment
10 gm / tube
Action Relieves pain by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis and release; reduces fever by vasodilation of peripheral vessels. Unlike aspirin, does not inhibit platelet aggregation.
Indications Relief of mild to moderate pain; treatment of rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis including juvenile arthritis and osteoarthritis; management of fever.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to nonacetylated salicylates, NSAIDs or aspirin; advanced chronic renal insufficiency; bleeding disorders; GI bleeding.
ADULTS: PO 1500 mg bid or 3000 mg qd. ELDERLY PATIENTS: PO 750 mg tid.
Fever, Mild to Moderate Pain
ADULTS: PO 1000 to 1500 mg bid. CHILDREN < 37 KG: PO 50 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses. CHILDREN > 37 KG: PO 2250 mg/day in 2 divided doses. Doses are adjusted based on patient’s response, tolerance and serum salicylate concentration.
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