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   Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid
(topical) (cream, Lotion, Pad, Ointment, Soap, Stick)


Treats skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis. Some forms of salicylic acid are used to remove warts.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Duofilm, Mediplast, Occlusal-HP, Compound W, Sal-Plant Gel, Salex, Lupicare II Psoriasis Skin, Lupicare Dandruff, Lupicare Psoriasis Scalp, Therasoft Anti-Acne, Stri-Dex Essential Care, Stri-Dex Facewipes To Go, Stri-Dex Sensitive Skin, Stri-Dex Maximum Strength, Stri-Dex Super Scrub
 
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Salicylic Acid
Duofilm, Mediplast, Occlusal-HP, Compound W, Sal-Plant Gel, Salex, Lupicare II Psoriasis Skin, Lupicare Dandruff, Lupicare Psoriasis Scalp, Therasoft Anti-Acne, Stri-Dex Essential Care, Stri-Dex Facewipes To Go, Stri-Dex Sensitive Skin, Stri-Dex Maximum Strength, Stri-Dex Super Scrub
Uses
Treats skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis. Some forms of salicylic acid are used to remove warts.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment.
  • You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Cream, Lotion, Pad, Ointment, Soap, Stick, Shampoo, Liquid, Gel/Jelly. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. This medicine is for use on the skin only.
  • Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes.
  • If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. At first, you might need to use this medicine on only a small skin area or use it only once a day.
  • This is to make sure it does not irritate your skin.
  • For lotion, cream, or gel:Apply a thin layer to the affected area.
  • Rub it in gently. If this medicine comes with an applicator or pad, use only that applicator or pad to apply the medicine.
  • Some forms of this medicine can be applied directly with your fingers, and some forms can be applied with a cotton ball or washcloth.
  • Follow the directions on the medicine package.
  • The gel or liquid might be flammable.
  • Do not use it or store it near a flame, heater, or anything else hot. It may take up to 6 weeks before your skin improves.
  • It may take up to 12 weeks to remove a wart.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Skin sores or ulcers. Severe skin redness, peeling, or irritation.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to salicylic acid or any of the ingredients listed on the product label.

Missed Dose
  • It is usually not a problem if you miss one dose of this medicine.
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use this medicine on a large skin area unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat a wart if you have diabetes or trouble with blood circulation.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor. If you use more than one product that contains salicylic acid, your skin is more likely to become too red, irritated, or dry.
  • If this happens, you might need to use only one product.

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