Salicylic acid (On the skin)
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Salicylic acid (On the skin)

Salicylic Acid (sal-i-SIL-ik AS-id)

Treats skin problems, including acne, psoriasis, and warts.

Brand Name(s):

Aveeno Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser, Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads, Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer, Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser, Avidoxy DK, Avosil, Bensal HP, Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Moisturizer, Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment, Clean & Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Cleanser, Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub, Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent, Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer, Clean&Clear Advantage Acne Control 3in1FoamingWash

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to salicylic acid.

How to Use This Medicine:

Cream, Foam, Gel/Jelly, Liquid, Lotion, Pad, Pad, Paste, Shampoo, Soap, Gel/Jelly

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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