CompositionSalicylic Acid (2%w/w)
SALT INFORMATIONSalicylic Acid (2%w/w) TYPICAL USAGE Hyperkeratotic and scaling skin conditions, acne, Warts and calluses. SIDE EFFECTS Irritation, sensitivity, excessive drying; systemic effects on prolonged use. DRUG INTERACTION Hyperkeratotic and scaling skin conditions, acne, Warts and calluses. MECHANISM OF ACTION Salicylic acid has a potent keratolytic action and a slight antiseptic action when applied topically. It softens and destroys the stratum corneum by increasing endogenous hydration which causes the horny layer of the skin to swell, soften, and then desquamate. At high concentrations, salicylic acid has a caustic effect. It also possesses weak antifungal and antibacterial activity.