Salitop Lotion Dosage

Generic name: salicylic acid
Dosage form: lotion

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The preferable method of use is to apply Salitop™ thoroughly to the affected area and cover the area at night, after washing and before retiring. Preferably, the skin should be hydrated for at least five minutes prior to application. The medication is washed off in the morning and if excessive drying and/or irritation is observed, a bland cream or lotion may be applied. Once clearing is apparent, the occasional use of Salitop™ will usually maintain the remission. In those areas where occlusion is difficult or impossible, application may be made more frequently; hydration by wet packs or baths prior to application apparently enhances the effect. (see WARNINGS). Unless hands are being treated, hands should be rinsed thoroughly after application. Excessive repeated application of Salitop™ will not necessarily increase it's therapeutic benefit, but could result in increased local intolerance and systemic adverse effects such as salicylism.

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