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Bazuka Extra Strength Side Effects

Generic Name: salicylic acid topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about salicylic acid topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Bazuka Extra Strength.

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

Along with its needed effects, salicylic acid topical (the active ingredient contained in Bazuka Extra Strength) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:

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

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking salicylic acid topical:

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 side effects of salicylic acid topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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