• Ulcers of the small bowel are documented in a patient after intake of salsalate. Rapid clinical and endoscopic improvement occurred on discontinuation of administration of the drug. Endoscopic features suggested the direct effect of a tablet dissolving in the proximal part of the small bowel. To my knowledge, this is the first report of small-bowel ulcerations associated with the newer form of salicylates that bypass the stomach for their absorption.
(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1139)