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Salicylic Acid and Sulfur (Topical)
In the U.S.-
Salicylic acid and sulfur (sal-i-SILL-ik AS-id and SUL-fur) combination is used to treat acne and other skin disorders and dandruff and other scalp disorders, such as seborrheic dermatitis.
This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of this medicine for your medical condition.
Salicylic acid and sulfur combination is available in the following dosage forms:
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 and sulfur combination, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to salicylic acid or sulfur. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy- Salicylic acid and sulfur combination has not been studied in pregnant women. However, for the individual medicines:
Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding- Salicylic acid may be absorbed through the mother's skin. However, topical salicylic acid and sulfur combination has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children- Young children may be at increased risk of unwanted effects because of increased absorption of salicylic acid through the skin. Products containing salicylic acid should not be applied to large areas of the body or used for long periods of time in infants and children.
Older adults- Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of salicylic acid and sulfur combination in the elderly with use in other age groups.
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 topical prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of the skin.
Proper Use of This Medicine
Use this medicine only as directed . Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than recommended on the label, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Immediately after using this medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
Keep this medicine away from the eyes . If you should accidentally get some in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.
To use the skin cleansing lotion :
To use the shampoo or bar as a shampoo:
To use the bar as a soap:
The dose of salicylic acid and sulfur combination will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of salicylic acid and sulfur combination. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply or use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
To store this medicine:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
When using salicylic acid and sulfur combination medicine, do not use any of the following preparations on the same affected area as this medicine , unless otherwise directed by your doctor:
To use any of the above preparations on the same affected area as salicylic acid and sulfur combination medicine may cause severe irritation of the skin.
Do not use any topical mercury-containing preparation, such as ammoniated mercury ointment, on the same affected area as this medicine . To do so may cause a foul odor, may be irritating to the skin, and may stain the skin black. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.
Taking large doses of aspirin or other salicylates (including diflunisal) while using topical salicylic acid (contained in this medicine) may lead to overdose. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if the following side effect occurs:
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your health care professional if the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT