Salicylic acid/ urea/ white petrolatum ointment

Generic Name: salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum (SAL-i-SIL-ik AS-id/ue-REE-a/PET-roe-LAY-tum)
Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Salicylic acid/ urea/ white petrolatum ointment is used for:

Treating dry, scaly, or callused skin.

Salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment is a keratolytic and debriding combination. It works by breaking down dead skin and softening the skin.

Do NOT use salicylic acid/ urea/ white petrolatum ointment if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using salicylic acid/ urea/ white petrolatum ointment:

Some medical conditions may interact with salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment. 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 diabetes

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment. Because little, if any, of salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment 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/ white petrolatum ointment:

Use salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands before using salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment.
  • Wash the affected area with mild soap and warm water. Allow your skin to dry before applying the medicine.
  • Gently massage the medicine in to the affected area as directed by your doctor or the package labeling.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment.

Important safety information:

  • Certain acne products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can rarely cause serious and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation. Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment as you were told by your doctor or read the package label. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • Salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment 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/white petrolatum ointment in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
  • Do not apply salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment to open wounds or to broken, irritated, or infected skin.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
  • 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/white petrolatum ointment while you are pregnant. It is not known if salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of salicylic acid/ urea/ white petrolatum ointment:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); excessive burning, itching, irritation, peeling, redness, 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. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

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/white petrolatum ointment may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment:

Store salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment 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/white petrolatum ointment 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/white petrolatum ointment. 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/white petrolatum ointment. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using salicylic acid/urea/white petrolatum ointment.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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.

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