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Brand Names: Carb-O-Sal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo, Salvax Duo Plus

Generic Name: salicylic acid and urea topical (Pronunciation: sal ih SILL ik AH sid and you REE ah)

What is salicylic acid and urea topical (Carb-O-Sal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo, Salvax Duo Plus)?

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin.

Urea is an emollient (skin softening agent). Urea helps to moisturize the skin.

The combination of salicylic acid and urea topical (for the skin) is used to soften and remove rough, scaly skin caused by warts, calluses, keratosis, or psoriasis.

Salicylic acid and urea topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of salicylic acid and urea topical (Carb-O-Sal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo, Salvax Duo Plus)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using salicylic acid and urea topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as redness or severe skin irritation after applying the medication.

Less serious side effects may include mild burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 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 urea topical (Carb-O-Sal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo, Salvax Duo Plus)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to salicylic acid or urea.

This medication should not be used on a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Salicylates can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical on a child younger than 2 years old.

Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.



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