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INTRODUCTION

SALICURE 17% contains Salicylic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called keratolytic agents. It is used to treat hyperkeratotic lesions like corns, warts, psoriasis, chronic dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, ringworm and athlete’s foot etc. It can also be used to treat acne, dark spots, pigments and sun damage by peeling the superficial skin layers of the face.

Salicylic acid is a potent keratolytic agent. It allows the epidermal cells to slough off which dissolves corns, warts, dark spots and pigmentation. It clears the clogged follicles and reduces pimples formation. It helps in the resolution of psoriatic lesions either alone or in combination with other drugs and re-establishes the growth of a normal skin.

SALICURE 17% is highly flammable in nature, and therefore avoid smoking or going near naked flames, as it may increase the risk of serious burns. Avoid contact of this medicine with fabrics (such as clothing, bedding and dressing), as they may burn more easily when comes in contact with fire. Use this medicine as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Take the required quantity of the medicine and gently apply it on the affected area twice daily. The most common side effects of this medicine are dry skin and skin irritation. Contact your doctor if these symptom bothers you. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

USES OF SALICURE 17%

  • Treats hyperkeratotic lesions (such as psoriasis, chronic dermatitis, keratosis pilaris)
  • Treats corns and warts
  • Treats acne, dark spots and sun damage

HOW SALICURE 17% WORKS

Salicylic acid is a potent keratolytic agent, which dissolve the intercellular substance in the horny layer of skin. It encourages the peeling of the top layer of the skin (epidermis), which helps in the dissolution of corns and warts and reduces dark spots, pigmentation and sun damage.

It also opens up the clogged follicles, which reduces pimples, pustules and helps in the resolution of psoriatic lesions either alone or in combination with other drugs and re-establishes the growth of a normal skin.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use this medicine as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Take the required quantity of the medicine and gently apply it on the affected area twice daily. Avoid contact of this medicine with eyes, ears, nose and mucous membranes. If contact happens rinse it thoroughly with water.

Do not apply this medicine on wounded, damaged or cut skin. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SALICURE 17%

COMMON

  • dry skin
  • skin irritation
  • dizziness
  • deafness or hearing disturbances

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin irritation:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate the skin. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Regularly use moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better, speak to a doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

SALICURE 17% is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

SALICURE 17% is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Salicylic acid.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are using,

  • other skin medications containing sulfur, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide or topical retinoids
  • cosmetics containing alcohol, lime and spices (e.g. after-shave lotions, soaps, shampoos or perfumes)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Salicylic acid
Pharmacological Category :   Keratolytic agent
Therapeutic Indication :   Acne, Warts, Hyperkeratotic lesions
Dosage Forms :   Ointment, Cream, Gel, Face wash, Lotion

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT SALICURE 17%

Can SALICURE 17% be used during pregnancy?

No. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless clearly necessary. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Can SALICURE 17% reduce dark spots?

Yes. This medicine encourages the peeling of the top layer of the skin (epidermis), which helps in the dissolution of corns and warts and reduces dark spots, pigmentation and sun damage

Can SALICURE 17% be used for psoriasis?

Yes. This medicine can be used to treat psoriasis. It helps in the resolution of psoriatic lesions either alone or in combination with other drugs and re-establishes the growth of a normal skin.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs Acting on Skin and Mucous Membranes. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 889.

2. Dirk B. Robertson and Howard I. Maibach. Dermatologic Pharmacology. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 14th Edition. New York McGarw Hill Education 2018.  Page – 1082.

3. Northwestern University. Comparison of Two Salicylic Acid Formulations. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on March 2018] [Accessed 2nd December 2020] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00848744

4. Tasleem Arif. Salicylic acid as a peeling agent: a comprehensive review. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. August 2015. [Accessed 2nd December 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4554394/

5. Thomton and Ross Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on June 2019] [Accessed 2nd December 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4961.pdf

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