Salicylic acid

 

General English name: Salicylic acid

Application: Warts and pimples - Skin diseases such as psoriasis - Nail fungal infections

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of salicylic acid

Pharmaceutical Information Salicylic Acid

Amount and method of salicylic acid consumption

Contraindications to the use of salicylic acid

Consumption of salicylic acid during pregnancy and lactation

Drug Interactions Salicylic Acid

Special warnings and precautions when taking salicylic acid

Side effects of salicylic acid

Overdose of salicylic acid (drug poisoning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of salicylic acid

Ointment, gel, cream, topical solution, shampoo

 

 Pharmaceutical Information Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is used for some different skin diseases (caused by tightening of the skin layer) such as warts and psoriasis and some nail infections. It is a keratolytic drug and softens the hardened layers of the skin so that these layers flake off and fall off. Salicylic acid should be applied directly to the affected area of ​​the skin. There are several forms of this medicine available in pharmacies where your doctor will prescribe the right medicine for your condition.

 

Amount and method of salicylic acid consumption

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting salicylic acid treatment. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The amount of salicylic acid used may vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Before using this medicine, wash and dry the affected area thoroughly and then apply the medicine on the affected area.

Take salicylic acid regularly and at a set time so you do not forget it

Take salicylic acid as long as your doctor prescribes it to completely eradicate your illness and complete the course of treatment.

If you are using this medicine to get rid of warts, it is better to shave the dead tissue on the wart once a week, 2 weeks to 3 months after taking the medicine, your symptoms will improve.

 

Contraindications to the use of salicylic acid

Note the expiration date of salicylic acid and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give this medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of salicylic acid during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

Drug Interactions Salicylic Acid

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including over-the-counter / over-the-counter medicines or skin products and herbal medicines (especially medicines or skin products containing aspirin and salicylates) that you are taking and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Do not take salicylic acid with the flu vaccine, as the risk of Reye's syndrome increases.

 

Special warnings and precautions when taking salicylic acid

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.

If you have circulatory problems or diabetes.

If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of salicylic acid

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Redness and itching of the skin: If the redness and itching is severe, it is a sign of your allergy to this medicine, in which case consult your doctor.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of salicylic acid.

 

Overdose of salicylic acid (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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