Also Known As: Salsalate, Disalcid, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab
Salsalate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Salsalate is in a class of drugs called salicylates. Salsalate may work by inhibiting the production of and release of prostaglandins. Salsalate is the generic name of a prescription drug marketed under the brandnames Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Disalcid, and Salsitab. Other generic and brand name formulations may be available.
Salsalate is used to reduce pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and related rheumatic conditions. Salsalate is also recommended by physicians as an anti-inflammatory alternative to naproxen, and ibuprofen for patients that have had minor stomach bleeding or stomach upset. It has also been used as an alternative to narcotic pain medicine for people with spinal disc protrusion.