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Wart Remover Side Effects

Generic Name: salicylic acid topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug salicylic acid topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Wart Remover.

It is possible that some side effects of Wart Remover may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to salicylic acid topical: topical cream, topical dressing, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical paste, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution, topical stick

As well as its needed effects, salicylic acid topical (the active ingredient contained in Wart Remover) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical, check with your doctor immediately:

Less common or rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe)
Incidence not known
  • Difficult breathing
  • dryness and peeling of skin
  • fainting
  • hives or itching
  • redness of the skin
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the throat
  • unusually warm skin

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking salicylic acid topical, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Confusion
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast or deep breathing
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • hearing loss
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears (continuing)
  • severe drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting

Some salicylic acid topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (mild)
  • stinging

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