Mg217 Sal-Acid Topical

Name: Mg217 Sal-Acid Topical

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Akurza
  • Aliclen
  • Avosil
  • Betasal
  • Compound W
  • Corn Removing
  • Dermarest Psoriasis
  • DHS Sal
  • Drytex
  • Duofilm
  • Duoplant
  • Durasal
  • Freezone
  • Fung-O
  • Gets-It Corn/Callus Remover
  • Gordofilm
  • Hydrisalic
  • Ionil
  • Ionil Plus
  • Keralyt
  • Keralyt Scalp
  • Lupicare
  • Mediplast
  • Mg217 Sal-Acid
  • Mosco Corn & Callus Remover
  • Neutrogena
  • Occlusal-HP
  • Off-Ezy
  • Oxy Balance
  • P & S
  • Palmer's Skin Success Acne Cleanser
  • Propa pH
  • Salac
  • Sal-Acid Plaster
  • Salactic Film
  • Salacyn
  • Salex
  • Salitop
  • Salkera
  • Sal-Plant Gel
  • Salvax
  • Seba-Clear
  • Stri-Dex
  • Thera-Sal
  • Therasoft Anti-Acne
  • Tinamed
  • Ti-Seb
  • Virasal
  • Wart-Off Maximum Strength
  • Zapzyt

In Canada

  • Acnex
  • Acnomel Acne Mask
  • Clear Away Wart Removal System
  • Compound W One-Step Wart Remover
  • Compound W Plus
  • Dr. Scholl's Clear Away One Step Plantar Wart Remover
  • Dr. Scholl's Cushlin Ultra Slim Callus Removers
  • Dr. Scholl's Cushlin Ultra Slim Corn Removers
  • Duoforte 27
  • Freezone - One Step Callus Remover Pad
  • Freezone - One Step Corn Remover Pad

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Liquid
  • Foam
  • Ointment
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Solution
  • Cream
  • Pad
  • Paste
  • Shampoo
  • Dressing
  • Stick
  • Patch, Extended Release

Therapeutic Class: Antiacne

Pharmacologic Class: NSAID

Chemical Class: Salicylate, Non-Aspirin

Precautions While Using Mg217 Sal-Acid

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if it become worse, check with your doctor.

When using salicylic acid, do not use any of the following preparations on the same affected area as this medicine, unless otherwise directed by your doctor:

  • Abrasive soaps or cleansers
  • Alcohol-containing preparations
  • Any other topical acne preparation or preparation containing a peeling agent (eg, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, sulfur, or tretinoin [vitamin A acid])
  • Cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin
  • Medicated cosmetics
  • Other topical medicine for the skin

To use any of the above preparations on the same affected area as salicylic acid may cause severe irritation of the skin.

This medicine may cause a serious condition called salicylate toxicity. This is more likely to occur especially in children, or if you have kidney disease or liver disease. Check with your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, lethargy hyperpnea, diarrhea, and psychic disturbances.

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) acne products may cause rare and life-threatening allergic reactions. Check with your doctor right away if you have hives, itching, trouble breathing, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue, tightness in the throat, or feeling faint while using these products.

Do not use an OTC acne product again if you have developed a serious allergic reaction from it.

Mg217 Sal-Acid Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common or rare
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe)
Incidence not known
  • Difficult breathing
  • dryness and peeling of skin
  • fainting
  • hives or itching
  • redness of the skin
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the throat
  • unusually warm skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Confusion
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast or deep breathing
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • hearing loss
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears (continuing)
  • severe drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (mild)
  • stinging

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Consult your pharmacist.


Consult your pharmacist.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.