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a salicylic acid derivative that, like aspirin, has analgesic and antiinflammatory properties, although no antipyretic effects, but has fewer side effects than aspirin, does not affect bleeding time or function, and has a long half-life that permits twice daily dosage. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headaches.
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A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is a derivative of salicylic acid and is used to treat inflammation and mild to moderate pain.
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diflunisalA non-steroidal pain-killing and anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a derivative of SALICYLIC ACID and is used to control symptoms in OSTEOARTHRITIS and other painful conditions. A brand name is Dolobid.
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