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Active substance(s): SALICYLIC ACID

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2% w/w Cutaneous Solution
Salicylic Acid
in an emollient surfactant blend

Acne Wash
Acnisal helps prevent the
formation of new blackheads, whiteheads and pimples

For external use only
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Read the label before use

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Avonbridge House, Chippenham, Wiltshire,
SN15 2BB, UK
Acnisal is a registered trade mark in the UK and a trademark in Ireland of
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
PL 16853/0070 PA 943/8/1

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What is Acnisal? Acnisal is a washapplied to the skin to treat acne and help
prevent the formation of new blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Acnisal
contains salicylic acid which can open up blocked pores in your skin and
remove dried grease which cause blackheads and pimples.
Warnings: Do not use this product if you are allergic to salicylic acid (aspirin)
or any of the ingredients of Acnisal. Do not get Acnisal near or in your eyes
and avoid contact with mucous membranes (e.g. mouth, nose and other body
openings) as this may cause irritation. If you accidently swallow Acnisal, use
too much of it or use it for long periods of time,, the body could absorb too
much salicylic acid (salicylism). This could cause ringing in the ears, feeling or
being sick. If these, or any other symptoms occur stop using Acnisal and
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The safe use of Acnisal during pregnancy
and breast-feeding has not been established. Therefore Acnisal should be
used with caution or following the advice of your doctor.
How to use Acnisal: Use Acnisal to wash the affected area 2-3 times daily.
Lather with warm water, massage into the skin, rinse and dry.
Possible side effects: Acnisal may cause skin irritation (itching or redness)
in some people. If this happens, use Acnisal less often, perhaps just once a
day, or consult your doctor.
If your condition does not improve or gets worse, consult your doctor or
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This includes

any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via:
The Yellow Card Scheme:
HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2;
Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website:, E-mail:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
Store below 25ºC. Store in original bottle. Do not use after the expiry date
printed on the base. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month after
The active ingredient is salicylic acid 2%w/w. Other ingredients are sodium
chloride, PEG 7 glyceryl cocoate, lauramide DEA, acrylic styrene copolymer,
sodium C14-C16 olefin sulphonate, benzyl alcohol and purified water. Label
last revised December 2014.
Manufactured by Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Skipton, BD23 2RW, UK.

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