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   Salicylic Acid-Lactic Acid

Salicylic Acid-Lactic Acid
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This medication is used on the skin to treat common skin and foot (plantar) warts. This product contains 2 ingredients. Salicylic acid helps cause the wart to gradually peel off. Flexible collodion dries to form a covering over the treated area, helping to keep the salicylic acid on the area and shield it from possible infection. Some products may also contain lactic acid which also helps the wart to peel off.This product should not be used on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital/anal warts, or warts on the face.

 
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Salicylic Acid-Lactic Acid

Uses
This medication is used on the skin to treat common skin and foot (plantar) warts. This product contains 2 ingredients. Salicylic acid helps cause the wart to gradually peel off. Flexible collodion dries to form a covering over the treated area, helping to keep the salicylic acid on the area and shield it from possible infection. Some products may also contain lactic acid which also helps the wart to peel off.This product should not be used on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, genital/anal warts, or warts on the face.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.
  • If contact occurs, flush with tap water, remove any remaining product, and flush again with water for 15 more minutes.
  • If symptoms of severe burning persist, contact your doctor immediately.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Keep the lid sealed tightly, and store away from heat or open flame because this product is flammable.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Carefully read the information that comes with the product packaging.First, soak the area of skin in warm water for about 5 minutes to soften the wart.
  • Dry thoroughly.
  • Using the applicator provided, apply a thin coat of the medication to cover the entire wart.
  • Be careful to apply it only to the wart and not the surrounding skin.
  • Let dry for 5 minutes.
  • You may cover the wart loosely with a bandage.
  • Repeat this procedure 1 to 2 times daily for up to 12 weeks.
  • Your doctor may direct you to use a pumice stone, callus file, or emery board to carefully remove the top dead layers of the wart after soaking and before applying the liquid.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.Tell your doctor if your wart persists or worsens.

Side Effects
  • Burning, skin redness, and peeling may occur.
  • These effects are expected.
  • If any of these effects worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: spreading skin redness around the wart, milky/bloody discharge from the wart, formation of a deep sore (ulcer) at the treatment site.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using salicylic acid/flexible collodion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen); or to lactic acid; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: advanced diabetes with blood circulation problems, other conditions with poor blood circulation (e.g., peripheral vascular disease).Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they are more likely to have blood circulation problems that may make it more difficult for the skin to heal.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

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