Versiclear

Generic Name: salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical (sal ah SILL ik AH sid and SEW dee um thigh oh SULL fate)
Brand Name: Versiclear

What is Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Sodium thiosulfate is an antifungal agent. Sodium thiosulfate decreases the growth of fungus on the skin.

Salicylic acid is used with sodium thiosulfate to increase the absorption of sodium thiosulfate into the skin.

Sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid topical is used in the treatment of tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin that usually appears as white patches on the skin.

Salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and contact your healthcare provider if you develop new or worsening signs of skin irritation.

Do not use other topical products on the affected area unless otherwise directed by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical.

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Do not cover the area with bandages or dressings after applying salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Do not use salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical without first talking to your doctor if you have an allergy to sulfa products. You may not be able to use salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical, or you may require special monitoring during treatment.

Do not apply salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical to large areas of open, broken, burned, or infected skin without first talking to your doctor. Large areas of damaged skin may allow more medicine to be absorbed by the body, possibly resulting in side effects.

It is not known whether salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether sodium sulfacetamide passes into breast milk. Do not use salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Use salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash the hands before and after applying this medication, unless it is being used to treat a hand condition.

Thoroughly wash, rinse, and dry the affected areas before application of this medication.

Shake the lotion well before use. Apply a thin film of the lotion to the affected areas as directed by your doctor.

Do not allow this medication to get into the eyes. If it does, rinse the eyes thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, contact your doctor.

Do not cover the area with bandages or dressings after applying salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.

It is important to use sodium sulfacetamide regularly to get the most benefit. Use the medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor. Symptoms may improve before the infection is fully treated.

Store salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical is unlikely to threaten life. If an overdose is suspected or if the medication has been ingested, call a poison control center or an emergency room for advice.

What should I avoid while using Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Do not use other topical products on the affected area unless otherwise directed by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical.

Do not cover the area with bandages or dressings after applying salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.

Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical) side effects

Stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and contact your healthcare provider if you develop new or worsening signs of skin irritation.

Serious side effects are not likely to occur with the use of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical. If you experience a rare, but serious allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives), stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect Versiclear (salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical)?

Do not use other topical products on the affected area unless otherwise directed by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

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  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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