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Brand Names: Versiclear

Generic Name: salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical (Pronunciation: sal ah SILL ik AH sid and SEW dee um thigh oh SULL fate)

What is salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical (Versiclear)?

Sodium thiosulfate is an antifungal agent. Sodium thiosulfate decreases the growth of fungus on the skin.

Salicylic acid is used with sodium thiosulfate to increase the absorption of sodium thiosulfate into the skin.

Sodium thiosulfate and salicylic acid topical is used in the treatment of tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin that usually appears as white patches on the skin.

Salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical (Versiclear)?

Stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and contact your healthcare provider if you develop new or worsening signs of skin irritation.

Serious side effects are not likely to occur with the use of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical. If you experience a rare, but serious allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives), stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical (Versiclear)?

Stop using salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical and contact your healthcare provider if you develop new or worsening signs of skin irritation.

Do not use other topical products on the affected area unless otherwise directed by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical.

Do not cover the area with bandages or dressings after applying salicylic acid and sodium thiosulfate topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.



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