Description of the medicine: Salicylamide (Salicylamidum)
Amide of salicylic acid.
Synonyms: Algamon, Salamide, Saliamid, Salopur, Urtosal, etc.
White crystalline powder. Soluble in alcohol, very slightly soluble in water.
The chemical structure and effect on the body is close to other salicylates. Compared to acetylsalicylic acid, it is more resistant: acetylsalicylic acid in the body is easily hydrolyzed to release salicylic acid, salicylamide is difficult to hydrolyze and is excreted in significant quantities from the body unchanged.
In some cases, salicylamide is better tolerated than other salicylates; less often causes dyspeptic symptoms.
Indications for use are the same as for sodium salicylate and acetylsalicylic acid. Assign inside as a painkiller and antipyretic agent 0.25-0.5 g 2 to 3 times a day. With rheumatism, it is prescribed, starting with 0.5 g 3-4 times a day, then 1 g 3-4 times a day, in the future, depending on tolerance and the severity of the process, 1 g 6-8 times a day. Children with acute attacks of rheumatism, salicylamide is given at the rate of 0.4 - 0.5 g per 1 year of life per day.
When using the drug, nausea, dizziness, and sometimes pain in the stomach can be observed. To reduce side effects, the drug should be taken after meals, washed down with plenty of fluids (see Acetylsalicylic acid).
Method of release: powder and tablets of 0.25 and 0.5 g.
Storage: in a well-closed container in a dark place.