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Composition for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

Salicylic Acid Topical(2%)

food interaction for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

alcohol interaction for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

pregnancy interaction for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

lactation interaction for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Clindac a foaming face wash at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Clindac a foaming face wash may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Clindac a foaming face wash is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Salicylic Acid Topical(2%)


Clindac a foaming face wash is used to treat warts on hands and feet, acne (pimples), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and skin blemishes (imperfections and discoloration of skin due to acne). It is also used to treat psoriasis (inflammatory disease of skin causing patches of redness), dandruff, calluses, corns and conditions which cause drying and scaling of skin.

How it works

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medications called as keratolytics. It works by reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.

Common side effects

Application site burning, Application site irritation, Dry skin


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Expert advice for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

  • Do not use salicylic acid topical for genital warts, warts on the face, warts with hair, warts in the nose or mouth, moles or birthmarks.
  • Avoid direct contact of solution with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not cover treated skin with any clothing, bandage or heating pad, as it may increase the burning sensation. 
  • Do not apply salicylic acid solution to open wounds, inflamed or irritated skin or immediately after shaving or bathing.
  • Discontinue use of medicated plaster and consult your doctor if you experience excess discomfort or irritation or if you develop sensitivity.
  • Do not use salicylic acid on children or adolescents without your doctor’s advice.
  • Tell  your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to salicylic acid or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • Do not use if you have poor blood circulation.

Frequently asked questions for CLINDAC A (ALKEM)

Salicylic Acid Topical

Q. Is salicylic acid good for acne/acne scars/skin/hair/genital warts/remove dark spots/exfoliate skin?
Salicylic acid is part of an acne preparation. It is used to treat acne, blemishes (scars and dark spots due to acne). It is also used for dandruff problems. It should not be used for exfoliating the skin or to treat genital warts. 
Q. Does salicylic acid work?
Salicylic acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor.

Q. Does it expire?
 Salicylic acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)