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SALICYLIC ACID OINTMENT BP
Active substance(s): SALICYLIC ACID
Salicylic Acid Ointment helps the outer layers of
skin to peel and shed where it is applied.
Before you use the medicine….
✗ Do not use the medicine if you or your
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed
! Pregnant or breastfeeding
For treatment of hyperkeratotic and
scaling conditions such as psoriasis.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be
pregnant or are breastfeeding. Salicylic Acid
Ointment should not be used in pregnancy or
breastfeeding unless the doctor has told you to
! Important ingredient information
• This product contains wool alcohols (lanolin)
which may cause local skin reactions e.g.
✓ How to use the medicine
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
Apply to the skin.
• Avoid contact with broken or inflamed skin.
• Avoid applying other medicines to the same
area of skin at the same time.
Adults, the elderly and children:
• Unless otherwise directed by the doctor
apply to the affected area twice a day.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
! If you accidentally swallow some see a
doctor straight away.
Storing the medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date shown on the label.
Active ingredient: salicylic acid 2% w/w.
Also contains: wool alcohols, hard paraffin,
liquid paraffin, and white petroleum jelly.
What the medicine looks like
Salicylic Acid Ointment is a pale yellow ointment.
Text revised in October 2014
Manufactured by the licence holder Thornton
and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
Possible side effects
May cause allergic reactions • Dry skin
• Skin irritation.
Application to large areas of skin or to the skin
of newborn infants may cause
Dizziness • Deafness • Hearing disturbance.
If you notice these or any other side effects,
stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
They will tell you what to do.
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Salicylic Acid Ointment T&R
Landscape single ply label
PANTONE 287 C
PANTONE 424 C
PANTONE 377 C 1
60 x 250mm
Keyline (Does not print)
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Artwork No 537958
Addition of reporting of side
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Read all the label before use.
What the medicine is for
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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