SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment 50gm


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Drug Information for SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment 50gm

What is SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment used for?

SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment topical is used for the treatment of common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and ichthyosis. It is also used for the treatment of foot (plantar) warts and removal of corns and calluses.

SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment face wash/soap is used to treat acne.

SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment work?

SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called keratolytic and anti-inflammatory agents. It provides anti-fungal action by softening and exfoliating the skin and clearing up the plugged follicles. Thus, it inhibits the growth of the fungus.

How to use SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Wash and dry the affected area and then apply a thin layer of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment topical to the affected area and rub gently.
  • Use SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment soap/face wash as per the directions provided on the leaflet.
  • Wash and dry the affected area and place the SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment patch over the plantar wart, callus or corns. Gently apply pressure on the patch to make sure it is firmly attached. The patch should be smooth with no folds or bumps.

What are the drugs that interact with SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?

Drugs that interact with SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment include the following:

  • Alitretinoin
  • Clindamycin
  • Fluocinolone
  • Isotretinoin
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?

The following are the most common side effects of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Dry skin
  • Stinging in the area of application

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Severe burning
  • Skin peeling
  • Pruritis

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Avoid accidental contact of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment with eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Do not apply SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment over sunburned skin, cuts, wounds and bruises.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Do not store SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment near an open flame or direct heat.
  • Avoid using the SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment over the healthy skin.

You are advised not to use SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes or blood disorders.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment similar drugs.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment

  1. Can SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment be used to treat warts on the face?
  2. No. SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment is not recommended to treat warts on the face. Please consult your doctor.

  3. Can I apply cosmetics while using SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment?
  4. Skin care cosmetics may contain alcohol, which may interact with SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment. Therefore, consult a doctor before using any cosmetics while using SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment.

  5. Does SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment cause dryness of skin?
  6. Yes. Dryness of skin is one of the common side effects of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment.

  7. Is it safe to use SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment for treating dandruff?
  8. Yes. SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment is safe for treating dandruff when recommended by the doctor.

  9. What are the other formulations of SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment available?
  10. SALICYLIX SF 6% Ointment is also available as shampoo, cream, liquid, topical films and compounding powder.

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