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Generic Name
Diethylamine salicylate
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
The risk category is C in first and second trimester.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Full dose systemic salicylate use near term are associated with prolonged labor, increased maternal blood loss during delivery, neonatal bleeding complications and jaundice.
  • Continuous large doses of salicylate are associated with decreased birth weight, increased incidence of stillbirths, premature closure of ductus arteriosus and intracranial hemorrhage.
  • These complications were not seen with low-dose salicylate.
  • Chronic salicylate intoxication (salicylism) manifested as: headache, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, tremor, convulsions, encephalopathy, and hyperventilation.
  • No data with topical salicylate.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Should be given cautiously to nursing mother, because of potential adverse effects on infant platelet function.
  • Other Trade Names
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