Salicylic Acid (Topical)
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Before Using This Medicine
If you are using this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For salicylic acid, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to salicylic acid. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - This medicine may be absorbed through the mother's
skin. Salicylic acid has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies
in animals have shown that salicylic acid causes birth defects when given
orally in doses about 6 times the highest dose recommended for topical use
in humans. Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you
are pregnant or if you may become pregnant, especially if you will be using
salicylic acid on large areas of your body.
Breast-feeding - Salicylic acid may be absorbed through the mother's
skin. However, topical salicylic acid has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies.
Children - Young children may be at increased risk of unwanted
effects because of increased absorption of salicylic acid through the skin.
Also, young children may be more likely to get skin irritation from salicylic
acid. Salicylic acid should not be applied to large areas of the body, used
for long periods of time, or used under occlusive dressing (air-tight covering,
such as kitchen plastic wrap) in infants and children.
Older adults - Elderly people are more likely to have age-related
blood vessel disease. This may increase the chance of problems during treatment
with this medicine.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of salicylic acid, especially if you are using
a 5% or stronger salicylic acid preparation. Make sure you tell your doctor
if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) - Use of this medicine may
cause severe redness or ulceration, especially on the hands or feet
Inflammation, irritation, or infection of the skin - Use of this
medicine may cause severe irritation if applied to inflamed, irritated, or
infected area of the skin