Salicylix Sf 12% Ointment belongs to the class of medication called ‘keratolytic agent’ primarily used for peeling and shedding the outer layer of the skin in the condition of acne (pimple) and psoriasis. Besides this, Salicylix SF 12 Ointment 50 gm possess comedolytic (inhibits the formation of blemishes) and anti-inflammatory activity. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
Salicylix Ointment contains ‘Salicylic acid’ that treats conditions of psoriasis and acne by reducing inflammation (swelling and redness) and unplugging blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. Salicylix Ointmen increases the turnover rate of upper skin cells that eventually helps in peeling and shedding off the dead skin thereby treating comedones (skin-coloured, small bumps due to acne).
Salicylix Ointment is available in topical (for skin use) liquid, gel, lotion, cream, ointment, foam, soap, shampoo, cloth pads and skin patches. Salicylix is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Common side effects of Salicylix Ointmen include dry skin, erythema (skin redness), burning sensation, skin irritation and skin rash. Most of these side effects of Salicylix Ointmen do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, rinse with water immediately. Do not use Salicylix Ointment on sunburned, windburned, dry or irritated skin. It is essential to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or a breastfeeding mother. Salicylix Ointment is not recommended for use in the children below 12 years and a teenager who has a fever, flu symptoms or chickenpox.
Besides this, Salicylix Ointment can also cause Reye’s syndrome (swelling in brain and liver), a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children. Ointment can make the skin more sensitive in the sunlight, hence always use sunscreen and protective clothing before you step outdoors. Care should be taken while applying Salicylix Ointment on sensitive areas, such as the neck. Avoid Salicylix Ointment contact with hair or fabrics since it has bleaching properties.
Uses of Salicylix Ointment
- Acne (pimples), Psoriasis
Salicylix Ointment contains ‘Salicylic acid’ used to treat acne (pimples) by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. It is an organic compound with an irritant, keratolytic (remove warts, calluses), comedolytic (inhibits the formation of blemishes) and anti-inflammatory activity. Salicylix reduces inflammation and unplugs blocked pores (whiteheads) or open pores (blackheads). Ointment increases the upper layer of skin cell’s turnover rate, which eventually helps in peeling the skin and treating comedones (skin-coloured, small bumps due to acne). Salicylix also has a mild drying effect that allows excess oils and dirt to be washed away from the skin. Ointment is also used to treat skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin cells such as psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some body areas) ichthyoses (inborn conditions that cause skin dryness and scaling) and prevention of dandruff in the scalp area.
Directions for Use
Salicylix Ointment is available in topical (for skin use) liquid, gel, lotion, cream, ointment, foam, soap, shampoo, cloth pads and skin patches. Salicylix Ointment is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.Cream/Gel/Lotion: Take the advised amount of gel/lotion/cream with clean and dry hands on the skin’s affected areas. Gently massage the medicine into the skin with your fingers. Wash your hands before and after applying Salicylix Ointment. Do not put dressing or bandage on the affected areas.
Foam: Apply a generous amount onto the affected areas with hands and massage it with fingers. Rinse off with clean water.Cleansing Soap: Work the soap into a nice lather and apply it on the affected areas with your hands. Gently massage in circular motions and rinse off with clean water. Shampoo: Wet your hair and scalp with lukewarm water. Take a small amount of shampoo applies directly to the scalp. Gently massage the medicine into the scalp with your fingers and rinse it off with clean water.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Salicylix Ointment
- Dry skin
- Erythema (skin redness)
- Skin irritation
- Slight tingling sensation
- Skin rash
- Dizziness, Deafness and Hearing disturbance (in newborn infants)
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