Magnesium Salicylate Tetrahydrate

Magnesium salicylate tetrahydrate is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat pain, swelling, and joint stiffness associated with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. To prevent upset stomach, this medication should be taken with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for at least thirty minutes after administration.

Fast Facts:

  • Magnesium salicylate tetrahydrate is the generic drug for Novasal.
  • This medication is not recommended for children.
  • It may take up to two weeks to see full benefits of magnesium salicylate tetrahydrate.
  • This medication should be avoided if the patient has the following conditions: liver damage, blood clotting problems, vitamin K deficiency, or is scheduled for surgery.