Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Salicylic acid

Synonym(s): Salicylate

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop, Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Salicylic acid.

Class of drug

  • Keratolytic agent.
  • Keratoplastic agent.
  • Bacteriostatic agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-hydroxybenzoic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C2 H6 O3.

Molecular weight

  • 138.12.

Uses

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Indications

  • Scaling dermatoses.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Pierard-Franchimont C, Pierard G E, Vroome V, Lin GC & Appa Y (2000)Comparative anti-dandruff efficacy between a tar and a non-tar shampoo.Dermatol200(2), 181-184.
  • Curtis C (1998)Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy.In Pract20(5), 244-251.
  • Kwochka KW & Kowalski JJ (1991)Prophylactic efficacy of four antibacterial shampoos against Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs.Am J Vet Res52(1), 115-118.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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