Salicylic Acid (Topical)
Brand name(s): Antinea
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. Be sure you have discussed the risks and benefits of the medicine with your doctor.
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. Salicylic acid should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age.
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 [OTC]) medicine.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:
- Blood vessel disease
- 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
- Influenza (flu) or
- Varicella (chicken pox)-This medicine should not be used in children and teenagers with the flu or chicken pox. There is a risk of Reye's syndrome.
- Kidney disease or
- Liver disease-Using this medicine for a long time over large areas could result in unwanted effects
Last Revised: 01/19/2005
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