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Benzoic acid / salicylic acid topical Side Effects

Applies to benzoic acid / salicylic acid topical: topical ointment

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking benzoic acid / salicylic acid topical: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning or skin irritation; or

  • burning sensation for longer than 10 days.

Common side effects may include:

  • warmth or a burning sensation (may last up to 5 minutes after applying).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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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