Occlusal paint is a liquid containing the active ingredient salicylic acid. This is a type of medicine known as a keratolytic.
What is it used for?
How does it work?
- Occlusal paint is a liquid containing the active ingredient salicylic acid. This is a type of medicine known as a keratolytic.
- Salicylic acid works by breaking down keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure. This results in the shedding of skin cells from the affected area.
- In the treatment of warts and verrucas the effect of salicylic acid is to remove the affected skin over a period of time. If successful, the new skin that grows underneath will be healthy.
Not to be used in
- People with severe blood circulatory disorders, such as peripheral vascular disease.
- Moles, birthmarks, hairy warts or on any other skin lesions.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
- Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways.
- Skin irritation is a side effect associated with this preparation.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.