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What are the side effects of salsalate?

Salsalate can have serious side effects, particularly involving the heart and circulatory system. These include: chest pain, dizziness, problems with speech, breathing, vision, hearing or balance, as well as numbness and a fast heartbeat. Other serious side effects include: black or bloody stool, dark urine, dark brown vomit, swelling of the hands and feet, weight gain, susceptibility to bruises and bleeding, fever and flu symptoms, feeling faint, irregularity with urination, stomach pain and nausea and jaundice. See your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects. Also, seek emergency care for an allergic reaction marked by hives, an itchy rash, difficulty breathing or swelling in the face, mouth or throat. Less severe side effects include upset stomach, mild dizziness and heartburn. Only see your doctor about these if they become worse or are persistent.

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