Generic Name: salicyclic-acid, Shampoo

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Highlights for salicyclic-acid

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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
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This drug also comes in other forms, including Topical padMedicated plasterTopical gelTopical creamTopical lotionTopical foam, ... more
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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salicyclic-acid Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-skin irritation

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salicyclic-acid May Interact with Other Medications

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Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use salicyclic-acid

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This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the label. Wet hair thoroughly, apply a liberal amount and massage into a rich lather. Allow lather to remain on scalp for several minutes. Rinse hair and repeat application. For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. Keep away from eyes or inside mouth or nose. Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not use more often than directed.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-kidney disease\n-liver disease\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to salicylic acid, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.\n\nThis medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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