DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid uses
salicylic-acid is pharmaceytical active ingredient for topical use. Inhibits the secretion of the sebaceous and sweat glands. At low concentrations it has keratoplastic and in high doses keratolytic effect. salicylic-acid has a weak antimicrobial activity.
Why is salicylic-acid prescribed?
Monotherapy with salicylic-acid and as part of combination therapies for inflammatory, infectious and other skin lesions, including burns, psoriasis, eczema, dyskeratosis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris, warts, hyperkeratosis, corn, callus, oily seborrhea, scaly skin disease, hair loss, sweating feet.
Dosage and administration
salicylic-acid is applied to the skin surface 2-3 times / day.
salicylic-acid side effects, adverse reactions
Rarely: local reactions such as itching, burning, skin rashes, allergic reactions.
Hypersensitivity to salicylic-acid, renal failure, infancy.
The composition of the solution for topical use include ethanol.
salicylic-acid drug interactions
salicylic-acid is pharmaceutically not compatible with resorcinol (forms melted mixture) and zinc oxide (forms insoluble forms of zinc salicylate).
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Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Salicylic Acid?
Depending on the reaction of the Salicylic Acid after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Salicylic Acid not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Salicylic Acid addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Salicylic Acid, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Salicylic Acid consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
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One visitor reported frequency of useHow often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Salicylic Acid drug as prescribed by the doctor?
Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Salicylic Acid is mentioned below.
One visitor reported dosesWhat is the dose of Salicylic Acid drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
One visitor reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Salicylic Acid drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed > 3 month to notice the result from using Salicylic Acid drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Salicylic Acid need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology