Magnesium salicylate is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. Magnesium salicylate is part of a group of pain relievers and fever reducers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Magnesium salicylate can be found in single-ingredient oral pain relievers or in medicines that contain more than one active ingredient to treat symptoms associated with premenstrual and menstrual periods such as: water weight gain, bloating, fatigue, and minor aches and pains.
Magnesium salicylate is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to the Drug Facts label. You should never take more magnesium salicylate or for a longer period of time than the label instructs unless directed by your healthcare provider. Magnesium salicylate may not be appropriate for everyone. Parents and other caregivers should never give a medicine containing magnesium salicylate to a child or teenager who has or is recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms. When using magnesium salicylate, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.