benzoic acid and salicylic acid (topical) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Bensal HP, Whitfields Ointment)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Bensal HP, Whitfields Ointment)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe burning or skin irritation.
What should I avoid while using benzoic acid and salicylic acid (Bensal HP, Whitfields Ointment)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or nose. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.
Do not use other medication skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid using wet packs or wet-to-dry packs over the skin areas you are treating with this medication.
What other drugs will affect benzoic acid and salicylic acid (Bensal HP, Whitfields Ointment)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with benzoic acid and salicylic acid. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about benzoic acid and salicylic acid topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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