Stratus Pharamceuticals, Inc
Salacyn Drug Class
Salacyn is part of the drug classes:
Antiinflammatory agents, non steroids
Other antifungals for topical use
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Salacyn?
- If you have an allergy to salicylic acid or any other part of Salacyn (salicylic acid lotion 6% and cream 6%).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Salacyn with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Salacyn?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Certain acne products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can rarely cause very bad and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions or very bad irritation. Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use Salacyn as you were told by the doctor or read the package label. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not put on irritated skin.
- Do not use Salacyn on birthmarks, moles, or warts with hair growth; or cervical, genital, or oral warts.
- If you use this medicine too often, your skin problem may become worse.
- Use of other skin products while using Salacyn may cause more irritation.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- This medicine may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Do not give to children and teenagers who have or are getting better from flu signs, chickenpox, or other viral infections due to the chance of Reye's syndrome. Reye's syndrome causes very bad problems to the brain and liver.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 2 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.