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salicylic acid and urea topical (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using 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.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether salicylic acid and urea topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether salicylic acid and urea topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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.

How should I use salicylic acid and urea topical (Carb-O-Sal5, Kerasal, Salvax Duo, Salvax Duo Plus)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

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

Gently clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication.

Shake the foam well just before each use. Turn the medicine canister upside down to dispense the foam.

Apply the medication to the affected area as directed. Do not use salicylic acid and urea topical on skin that is red, swollen, infected, or oozing.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using salicylic acid and urea topical.

Use salicylic acid and urea topical regularly to get the most benefit. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using salicylic acid and urea topical.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Keep the foam canister away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day. The canister may explode if it gets too hot. Do not puncture or burn an empty inhaler canister.

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