Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid treats acne and is also used for wart removal and other skin conditions. Salicylic acid comes in creams, gels, pads, lotions, ointments, and other topical forms.

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  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Psoriasis
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Warts

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Uses of Salicylic Acid

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Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of:

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Psoriasis
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Warts

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Salicylic Acid Brand Names

Salicylic Acid may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Salicylic Acid Drug Class

Salicylic Acid is part of the drug class:

Salicylic Acid Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • ANISINDIONE/SODIUM SALICYLATE
  • DICUMAROL/SODIUM SALICYLATE
  • HEPARIN/SODIUM SALICYLATE
  • KETOROLAC/SODIUM SALICYLATE
  • PHENPROCOUMON/SODIUM SALICYLATE
  • SODIUM SALICYLATE/WARFARIN

This is not a complete list of Salicylic Aciddrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Salicylic Acid and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Salicylic Acid falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Salicylic Acid in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Salicylic Acid Dosage

Take salicylic acid exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Salicylic Acid dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Salicylic Acid is available in the following doses:

  • Ammoniated Mercury-salicylic Acid Topical 5%-2.5% Topical Lotion
  • Benzoic Acid-salicylic Acid Topical 6%-3% Topical Ointment
  • Benzoyl Peroxide-salicylic Acid Topical 4%-1% Topical Pad
  • Benzoyl Peroxide-salicylic Acid Topical 5%-2% Topical Pad
  • Benzoyl Peroxide-salicylic Acid Topical 8%-2% Topical Pad
  • Coal Tar-salicylic Acid Topical 10%-1%-3% Topical Shampoo
  • Coal Tar-salicylic Acid Topical 10%-5% Topical Shampoo
  • Coal Tar/lactic Acid/salicylic Acid Topical 2%-5%-3% Topical Lotion
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 0.5%-2%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 1%-2%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 2%-1.1%-1.5% Topical Lotion
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 2%-1.1%-1.5% Topical Ointment
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 5%-1.5%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Coal Tar/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 5%-2%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Doxycycline-salicylic Acid Topical 100 Mg-2% Oral And Topical Kit
  • Hydrocortisone/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 2%-2%-2% Topical Kit
  • Pyrithione Zinc-salicylic Acid Topical 1%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 0.5% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 0.5% Topical Pad
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 1% Topical Bar
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 1% Topical Pad
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 1% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 1.8% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 1.8% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 12% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 13.6% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 15% Topical Film, Extended Release
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 16.7% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 17% Topical Film, Extended Release
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 17% Topical Gel
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 17% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 17.6% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Bar
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Foam
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Gel
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Pad
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 2% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 20% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 26% Topical Solution
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 27.5% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Gel
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Liquid
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Ointment
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 3% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 4% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 40% Topical Pad
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 5% Topical Gel
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 5% Topical Ointment
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Cream
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Foam
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Gel
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Kit
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% With Cleanser Topical Kit
  • Salicylic Acid Topical 6% With Cleanser Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid Topical Compounding Powder
  • Salicylic Acid Topical Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid-sodium Thiosulfate Topical 1%-25% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 1.5%-2% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 2%-2% Topical Lotion
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 2%-2% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 2%-2% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 3%-10% Topical Soap
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical 3%-5% Topical Shampoo
  • Salicylic Acid-sulfur Topical Topical Cream
  • Salicylic Acid-urea Topical 5%-10% Topical Ointment
  • Salicylic Acid-urea Topical 6%-35% Topical Kit
  • Salicylic Acid-urea Topical 6%-40% Topical Foam
  • Salicylic Acid-urea Topical Topical Cream

Forms of Medication

Salicylic Acid is available in the following forms:

  • Cake
  • Medicated Bar Soap
  • Medicated Liquid Soap
  • Medicated Shampoo
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Mucous Membrane Topical Solution
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Otic Solution
  • Paste
  • Topical Cake
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Foam
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Lotion
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Powder
  • Topical Solution
  • Topical Spray