Kerasol Cream(Salicylic Acid )

Therapeutic Group: Skin

Presentation

Kerasol 6%: Each gram cream contains Salicylic Acid BP 60 mg.

Kerasol 12%: Each gram cream contains Salicylic Acid BP 120 mg.

Description

kerasol is available by prescription only as a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin in hyperkeratotic skin disorders including verrucae and the various ichthyoses (vulgaris, sex-linked and lamellar), keratosis palmaris and plantaris, keratosis pilaris, pityriasis rubra pilaris and psoriasis (including body, scalp, palms and soles).

Indications

Kerasol (6% Salicylic Acid) topical preparations treat the following common scaly conditions:

- Chronic atopic dermatitis

- Lichen simplex

- Psoriasis

- Seborrhoeic dermatitis

- Ichthiosis

Kerasol (12% Salicylic Acid) topical preparations treat the following common scaly conditions:

- Warts (small excessive growths of skin caused by a type of virus. Warts often occur on the fingers or on the back of the hands).

- Verruca (occurs only on the sole of the feet and can be painful. It often looks like a small white ring of skin with a black dot in the centre.

- Corns and Calluses (are hard, thick pads of skin caused by pressure and friction. They usually occur on the feet due to poorly fitting shoes and can occur on the hands).

Dosage & Administration

Apply to affected area once daily. Hydrate area for 5 minutes prior to application if possible. Occlude the area at night. Wash off in morning. Salicylic Acid is used in children over 2 years.

Side Effects

An allergic reaction (shortness of breath, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, face or tongue or hives) or severe skin irritation.

Precautions

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category C.
Lactation: If used by nursing mothers, it should not be used on the chest area to avoid accidental contamination of the child.