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Medication Description: Salicylamide (Salicylamidum)

Salicylamide (Salicylamidum).

Amide salicylic acid.

Synonyms: Algamon, Salamide, Saliamid, Salopur, Urtosal, etc.

White crystalline powder. Soluble in alcohol, very slightly soluble in water.

By chemical structure and effects on the body is close to other salicylates. Compared with acetylsalicylic acid more resistant: acetylsalicylic acid in the body easily undergoes hydrolysis with the release of salicylic acid, salicylamide is difficult to hydrolyze and in significant quantities excreted from the body in unchanged form.

In some cases, salicylamide is better tolerated than other salicylates; less likely to cause dyspeptic symptoms.

Indications for use are the same as for sodium salicylate and acetylsalicylic acid. Assign inside as a painkiller and antipyretic 0.25 - 0.5 g 2 - 3 times a day. When rheumatism is prescribed, starting with 0.5 g 3 - 4 times a day, then 1 g 3 -4 times a day, later depending on tolerance and severity of the process - 1 g 6 - 8 times a day. For 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 may experience nausea, dizziness, and sometimes pain in the stomach. To reduce the side effects of the drug should be taken after a meal, drink plenty of liquids (see acetylsalicylic acid).

Method of issuance: powder and tablets of 0.25 and 0.5 g.

Storage: in a well-closed container in a dark place.