SALICYLIC ACID TOPICAL

Description: Salicylic acid is a keratolytic and antiseptic topical drug.

Salicyclic acid is used to treat common foot warts, remove corns and calluses.  Do not use on the face or on moles, birthmarks, warts with hair growing from them, or genital/anal warts.

Apply this treatment as prescribed by your physician.

Expected side effects are as follows:

  • slight burning
  • skin redness
  • peeling

Seek medical help if the following symptoms occur: spreading skin redness around the treated area, signs of infection (e.g., pus, milky/bloody discharge), formation of a deep sore (ulcer) at the treatment site.

Precautions

Inform your doctor of your medical history, especially if you have: diabetes, poor blood circulation (e.g., peripheral vascular disease), skin infection/irritation.

 

Interactions

This drug may interact with other drugs applied to the skin.

Overdose

Store away from moist and direct sunlight.  Discard properly.

 

Brands

Also marketed as

  • Wart-Off [ Johnson & Johnson ]

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