Generic Name: salicylic acid foam and urea (SAL-i-SIL-ik AS-id/ue-REE-a)
Brand Name: Salvax Duo
Salicylic acid/urea foam is used for:
Treating dry, rough, scaly, or excess skin caused by certain conditions (eg, calluses, warts, psoriasis). It may also be used for certain other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Salicylic acid/urea foam is a kit that contains 2 keratolytic and debriding medicines. It works to loosen and shed hard, scaly skin and soften and moisturize the skin.
Do NOT use salicylic acid/urea foam if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in salicylic acid/urea foam
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using salicylic acid/urea foam:
Some medical conditions may interact with salicylic acid/urea foam. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib)
- if you have or have recently had a flu-like illness (eg, fever, chills, sore throat), chickenpox, or any other type of viral infection
- if you are a child or teenager who has recently had an influenza vaccine (eg, flu shot)
- if you have diabetes, poor blood circulation, a skin infection, or the affected area is broken or severely irritated
- if you are taking aspirin or other salicylate medicines (eg, methyl salicylate)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with salicylic acid/urea foam. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (eg, heparin, warfarin), aspirin, methotrexate, or sulfonylureas (eg, tolbutamide) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by salicylic acid/urea foam
- Lithium because its effectiveness may be decreased by salicylic acid/urea foam
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if salicylic acid/urea foam may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use salicylic acid/urea foam:
Use salicylic acid/urea foam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Wash your hands immediately before and after using salicylic acid/urea foam unless your hands are part of the treated area.
- Shake well before each use and turn upside down to administer.
- Apply salicylic acid/urea foam to the affected skin as directed by your doctor. Rub it in gently until the medicine is completely absorbed.
- If you miss a dose of salicylic acid/urea foam, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use salicylic acid/urea foam.
Important safety information:
- Salicylic acid/urea foam is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, on your lips, or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you get salicylic acid/urea foam in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
- Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
- Check with your doctor before use if you have a condition that covers a large area of the body.
- Apply salicylic acid/urea foam only to the affected area. Do not apply salicylic acid/urea foam to normal healthy skin or to skin that is reddened, irritated, or infected. Do not use salicylic acid/urea foam on open skin wounds, moles, birthmarks, genital warts, warts on the face, or warts growing hair.
- Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
- Salicylic acid/urea foam has a salicylate in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a salicylate in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Salicylic acid/urea foam may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
- Salicylic acid/urea foam contains a salicylate, which has been linked to a serious illness called Reye syndrome. Do not give salicylic acid/urea foam to a child or teenager who has the flu, chickenpox, or a viral infection. Contact your doctor with any questions or concerns.
- Do not use salicylic acid/urea foam for other skin conditions at a later time.
- Caution is advised when using salicylic acid/urea foam in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using salicylic acid/urea foam while you are pregnant. It is not known if salicylic acid/urea foam is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use salicylic acid/urea foam, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of salicylic acid/urea foam:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Mild, temporary burning, itching, irritation, or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); excessive burning, irritation, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, or tenderness of your skin.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Salicylic acid/urea foam may be harmful if swallowed.Proper storage of salicylic acid/urea foam:
Store salicylic acid/urea foam at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Do not expose to temperatures greater than 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Do not store in the bathroom. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep salicylic acid/urea foam out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about salicylic acid/urea foam, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Salicylic acid/urea foam is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take salicylic acid/urea foam or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about salicylic acid/urea foam. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to salicylic acid/urea foam. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using salicylic acid/urea foam.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.