Salicylic Acid Shampoo Recall
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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
Prolonged use over large areas, especially in children and those patients with significant renal or hepatic impairment could result in salicylism. Excessive application of the product other than is needed to cover the affected area will not result in a more therapeutic benefit. Concomitant use of other drugs which may contribute to elevated serum salicylate levels should be avoided where the potential for toxicity is present. In children under 12 years of age and those patients with renal or hepatic impairment, the area to be treated should be limited and the patient monitored closely for signs of salicylate toxicity: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, lethargy, hyperpnea, diarrhea, and psychic disturbances. In the event of salicylic acid toxicity, the use of salicylic acid should be discontinued. Fluids should be administered to promote urinary excretion. Treatment with sodium bicarbonate (oral or intravenous) should be instituted as appropriate. Patients should be cautioned against the use of oral aspirin and other salicylate containing medications, such as sports injury creams, to avoid additional excessive exposure to salicylic acid. Where needed, aspirin should be replaced by an alternative non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agent that is not salicylate based.
Due to the potential risk of developing Reye’s syndrome, salicylate products should not be used in children and teenagers with varicella or influenza, unless directed by a physician.
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FDA Safety Alerts
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FDA Labeling Changes
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For Dermatologic Use: Salicylic Acid Shampoo, 6% is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin in hyperkeratotic skin disorders, including verrucae, and the various ichthyoses (vulgaris, sex-linked and lamellar), keratosis palmaris and plantaris, keratosis pilaris, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and psoriasis (including body, scalp, palms and soles).
For Podiatric Use: Salicylic Acid Shampoo, 6% is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin on dorsal and plantar hyperkeratotic lesions. Topical preparations of 6% salicylic acid have been reported to be useful adjunctive therapy for verrucae plantares.
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Salicylic Acid Shampoo, 6% (w/w) contains salicylic acid USP, in a vehicle consisting of acrylates copolymer, behentrimonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium EDTA, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, quaternium 26, sodium laureth sulfate, and trolamine.
Salicylic acid is the 2-hydroxy derivative of benzoic acid with the following structure: