- salicylic acid
- lactic acid
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00173/0046.
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
12.0% w/w salicylic acid, 4.0% w/w lactic acid, gel
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Salatac Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Salatac Gel
3. How to use Salatac Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Salatac Gel
6. Further information
1. WHAT SALATAC GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE SALATAC GEL
Do not use Salatac Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to salicylic acid, lactic acid or any of the other ingredients of Salatac Gel listed in Section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE SALATAC GEL
Use it only on warts, verrucas, corns and calluses on sites for which it is recommended.
Before you use this tube of gel for the first time, open it as follows:
To use the gel (adults, children and the elderly):
Follow these steps once every day, usually in the evening. Carry on using the gel in this way until the wart, verruca, corn or callus disappears:
A. Soak the affected area in warm water for 2 to 3 minutes.
B. Dry the area thoroughly, using your own towel if you have a wart or verruca (this will help stop the infection spreading to other people).
C. Taking care to avoid squeezing the tube, remove the protective cap, leaving the nozzle attached to the tube.
D. Carefully apply a thin coating (one or two drops) of the gel to the top of the wart, verruca, corn or callus only:
E. The next evening, carefully peel or pick off the white patch of dried gel from the wart, verruca, corn or callus:
F. Once every week, before applying fresh gel, gently rub the wart, verruca, corn or callus with the emery board provided, or a pumice stone:
G. The length of treatment will vary depending on the size and resistance of the wart, verruca, corn or callus:
H. At the end of treatment, if the white patch is difficult to remove, you can leave it because it will eventually fall off by itself.
If the gel accidentally gets onto normal skin, wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if necessary, wash the area.
If the gel accidentally gets into the eyes or mouth, it may cause damage. Rinse the eyes or mouth with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. Then seek urgent hospital attention.
If you inhale a lot of the vapour from the gel it may make you feel light-headed. If this happens, get plenty of fresh air.
If you forget to use Salatac Gel
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Salatac Gel can cause side effects although not everybody gets them:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below).
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
5. HOW TO STORE SALATAC GEL
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SALATAC GEL
What Salatac Gel contains:
The active ingredients are salicylic acid (12.0% w/w) and lactic acid (4.0% w/w).
The other ingredients are camphor, pyroxylin, ethanol and ethyl acetate.
What Salatac Gel looks like and contents of the pack
The product is a clear colourless gel.
The product is available in a tube containing 8 g of gel. The tube has a special applicator nozzle. Each pack also includes an emery board.
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This Leaflet was last revised in February 2015.
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