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Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid Information

Salicylic Acid Benefits & Uses

Salicylic Acid is used to treat the following -

Salicylic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Salicylic Acid is used -

  1. Skin irritation
  2. Dry Skin
  3. Itching or burning
  4. Swelling
  5. Tightness
  6. Fainting

Salicylic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Salicylic Acid safe for pregnant women?

No research has not been done till date on the safety of Salicylic Acid for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.


Is the use of Salicylic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Salicylic Acid in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


What is the effect of Salicylic Acid on the Kidneys?

Salicylic Acid may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Salicylic Acid on the Liver?

Salicylic Acid is completely safe for the liver.


What is the effect of Salicylic Acid on the Heart?

Salicylic Acid is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Salicylic Acid with Other Drugs

Salicylic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Salicylic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Salicylic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  2. Diabetes
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Salicylic Acid

Is this Salicylic Acid habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Salicylic Acid is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Salicylic Acid does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Salicylic Acid only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Salicylic Acid is not used to treat mental disorders.


Salicylic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Salicylic Acid

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Salicylic Acid with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Salicylic Acid

It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Salicylic Acid and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 889