Generic Name: Sodium Thiosulfate and Salicylic Acid (SOE-dee-um THYE-oh-SUL-fate & SAL-i-SIL-ik AS-id)
Brand Name: Exoderm, Versiclear
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 25, 2019.
Uses of Versiclear:
- It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Versiclear?
- If you have an allergy to sodium thiosulfate, salicylic acid, or any other part of Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid).
- If you are allergic to Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid); any part of Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Versiclear?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Certain acne products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can rarely cause very bad and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions or very bad irritation. Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) as you were told by the doctor or read the package label. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not put on irritated skin.
- If you use Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) too often, your skin problem may become worse.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Versiclear) best taken?
Use Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Avoid putting on healthy skin.
- Shake well before use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad skin irritation.
What are some other side effects of Versiclear?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Skin irritation.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Versiclear?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Versiclear (sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.