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Salicylic Acid use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Salicylic Acid: Duofilm, Compound W, Dermarest Psoriasis Skin Treatment, Whitfields Ointment, Salicylic Acid Cleansing Bar, Fostex, Acnex, Wart Remover, Acnevir, Bensal HP, Show all 230 »Aliclen, Mediplast, Acnomel Acne Mask, Derma Controle: Purifiante, Stridex Body Focus, ACNE SOLUTIONS CLEANSING BAR FOR FACE AND BODY, Herbal Essences Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Neutrogena T/Sal, Scalpicin Scalp Relief, Durasal, Acne Cleansing Pads, SAStid, Sebulex, Fostex Medicated Cleansing Cream, Versiclear, Mosco Corn & Callus Remover, Dr Scholl's Corn/Callous Remover, Selsun Blue Naturals Itchy Dry Scalp, Clearasil Blackhead Clearing Pads, Acnevir Facial Wash, Oxy Balance Deep Pore Cleansing, Maximum, Neutrogena T/Gel Conditioner, Clearasil Total Control Daily, Clearasil Total Control Deep Pore Cleanser, Salkera, Oxy Balance Deep Pore Cleansing, Gentle, Clean & Clear Dual Action, Psoriasin Therapeutic Shampoo & Body Wash, Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil Absorbing, Oxy Triple Action, T/Gel, Tinamed Plantar, Psoriasin Medicated Wash, Neutrogena Clear Pore Treatment, Dr Scholl's Zino Soft Corn Remover, Neutrogena Healthy Scalp Antidandruff, Stridex Maximum Strength, Phisoderm Acne Therapy, Propa pH Acne Med Cleansing, Neutrogena Soothing Astringent, Emersal, Phisoderm Acne Mask, Clear Logix Oil Fighting Daily Wash, Clearasil Overnight Defense, UltraSal-ER, Clinique Acne Solutions Quick Clearing, Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Treatment, YS Solution Ac Care, Denorex Extra Strength Protection, YS Solution Ac Control Skin Regular Mild, Clear Logix Acne Spot Treatment, YS Solution Intensive AC Care, Clear Logix Oily Skin Astringent, Selsun Blue Naturals Island Breeze, Clearasil 3-In-1 Cleanser, Clearasil Stayclear Deep Clean Astringent, Stri-Dex Maximum Strength, Oxy Balance Daily Cleaning, Normal Skin, Clearasil Stayclear Deep Clean Pad, Stridex Naturally Clear, Clinique Acne Solutions Body Treatment, Clinique Acne Solutions Concealing, Selsun Blue Deep Cleansing, Biore Blemish Undercover Agent, Thera-Sal, Denorex Medicated Balanced Strength, Salvax, Pernox Regular, Virasal, Exoderm, Draxace, Draxace Cleanser, Drixece, Sebex, Sebulex Shampoo and Conditioner, Sebulex Shampoo, Pernox Lotion, Pernox Lemon, Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel, Fostex Medicated Cleaning Bar, Sastid Soap, Meted, Pernox Scrub Cleanser, Pernox, Fostex Medicated, Ala Seb, Carb-O-Sal5, Salvax Duo Plus, Kerasal, Acne Cleansing Wipes, Acne Astringent Toner Pads, H2O Acne Spot Treatment, Salitop, Phytum Antipelliculaire Shampooing Purifiant, Dermarest Psoriasis Overnight Treatment, KeralytGel, Dermarest Psoriasis Shampoo Plus Conditioner, Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Moisturizer, Oxy Daily Cleansing, Oxy Face Scrub Chill Factor, Oxy Face Scrub, Freezone Corn Remover, Akurza, Clearasil Ice Wash, Acne & Oil Control, Salex Cream, DermalZone, Clear Up Prep, Oxy Balance Deep Pore Cleanser, Propa pH Acne Med Maximum Strength, Freezone, Occlusal-HP, Keralyt Scalp, Salacyn, Acne and Blemish Target, Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask, Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub, Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser, Wart-Off Treatment, Dr Scholl's Corn/Callus Remover, Mosco-Cain, Dr Scholl's Corn Removers Small, Dr Scholl's Corn Removers Ultra-Thin, Sal-Plant Gel, Dr Scholl's Corn Removers Extra Thick, Trans-Ver-Sal, Sal-Acid Plasters, DHS Salicylic Acid 3%, Ionil Shampoo, Bioelements Active Astringent, Salactic Film, Wart Away, Ionil Plus, Stri-Dex, Neutrogena Healthy Scalp, Stri-Dex Sensitive Skin, Xalix, Stri-Dex Clear Gel, Hydrisalic, Stri-Dex Face Wash, Stri-Dex Dual Textured, Dr Scholl's Callus Removers, Dr Scholl's OneStep Corn Removers, Stri-Dex Super Scrub, Pazol XS, Cleanse & Treat Plus, Cleanse & Treat, BeyondClear, Inova 4/1, Inova 8/2, SLT, X-Seb T Pearl, X-Seb T Plus, Sebutone, Ala Seb T, Avidoxy DK, Gordofilm, Scalacort DK, Coraz, X-Seb Plus, Let Me Clarify Gel, Panscol, Dr Scholl's Clear Away Wart Remover, Off-Eazy, Dr Scholl's Corn Removers, Maximum Strength Wart Remover, Dr Scholl's OneStep Callus Removers, Duoplant, Sebucare, Clearasil Acne Fighting, Verrugon Complete, Derma Controle: Normalisant, ACNE SOLUTIONS CLARIFYING, Trans-Plantar, Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam, Freezeone One Step, Acne Solution Clearing Concealer Acne Medication All Skin Types, Acnisal, Keralyt Shampoo, Clinique Acne Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask, Bazuka Extra Strength, Wartex, Derma Controle: Nettoyant Moussant, Yat Tip Xiao Corn and Callus Removing Plaster, Yes To Tomatoes Acne Fighting Body Wash, Clean & Clear Concealing Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Acne Fighting Paper Mask, Clear Logix Deep Cleansing Acne Treatment, Yes To Tomatoes Acne Clearing Facial Toner, Clear Logix Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Corrective Concealer Light Tint, Clear Logix Sensitive Skin Astringent, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment, Acne Solution, Acne Off Acne Treatment Facial, Salex, Salac, Neutrogena Acne Wash Oil Free, Neutrogena Healthy Scalp Dandruff Shampoo, X-Seb, Propa P.H., CeraVe SA Renewing, Propa PH Maximum Strength, Propa PH Foaming Face Wash, Oxy Clean Medicated, Oxy Clean Maximum Strength, Oxy Nightwatch Maximum Strength, P & S, Neostrata Astringent Acne Treatment, Clear Away Wart Removal System, ACNE FIGHTING FOUNDATION, Propa PH Acne Mask, ACNE FIGHTING ROLL ON GEL, Propa PH Skin Cleanser Normal/Sensitive, Acne Lab Foam Cleanser, Gets-It Corn and Callus Remover, Sebasorb, Adasept Acne, Acne Off Acne Treatment, Salvax Duo

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Salicylic Acid Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of salicylic acid on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is unlikely to be appreciably absorbed or appear in breastmilk, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding.[1] Avoid application to areas of the body that might come in direct contact with the infant's skin or where the drug might be ingested by the infant via licking.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Lee KC, Korgavkar K, Dufresne RGJ et al. Safety of cosmetic dermatologic procedures during pregnancy. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39:1573-86. [PubMed: 24164677]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Salicylic Acid

CAS Registry Number


Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Keratolytic Agents

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