For Dermatologic Use: Salicylic Acid 6% Cream is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin in hyperkeratotic skin disorders including verrucae, and the various ichthyoses (vulgaris, sex-linked and lamellar), keratosis palmaris and plantaris keratosis pilaris, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and psoriasis (including body, scalp, palms and soles).
For Podiatric Use: Salicylic Acid 6% Cream is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin on dorsal and plantar hyperkeratotic lesions. Topical preparations of 6% salicylic acid have been reported to be useful adjunctive therapy for verrucae plantares.
Important Safety Information
- Salicylic Acid 6% Cream should not be used in any patient known to be sensitive to salicylic acid or any other listed ingredients.
- Salicylic Acid 6% should not be used in children under 2 years of age.
- Prolonged use over large areas, especially in children and those patients with significant renal or hepatic impairment, could result in salicylism. Concomitant use of other drugs which may contribute to elevated serum salicylate levels should be avoided where the potential for toxicity is present.
- Patients should be cautioned against the use of oral aspirin and other salicylate containing medications, such as sports injury creams, to avoid additional excessive exposure to salicylic acid.
- Due to potential risk of developing Reye’s syndrome, salicylate products should not be used in children and teenagers with varicella or influenza, unless directed by physician.
- For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.
Excessive erythema and scaling conceivably could result from use on open skin lesions.
- Salicylic Acid 6% Cream should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
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