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Bensal hp

Generic Name: benzoic acid and salicylic acid (topical) (ben ZOE ic AS id and SAL i SIL ik AS id)
Brand Names: Bensal HP
Bensal HP is used to assist in the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and the treatment of some types of skin irritation. Includes Bensal HP side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Bensal HP ointment contains benzoic acid, salicylic acid and proprietary red oak bark extract (QRB-7).Benzoic acid helps prevent infection caused by bacteria. Salicylic acid helps the body shed rough or dead skin cells. Bensal HP ointment is used to treat skin irritation and inflammation caused by burns, insect bites, fungal infections, or eczema. Bensal HP may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Bensal HP is for use only on the skin. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Learn more

Bensal hp Side Effects

Bensal HP Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about salicylic acid topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Bensal HP.

Applies to salicylic acid topical: topical bandage, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical patch extended release, topical shampoo, topical soap, topical solution

Along with its needed effects, salicylic acid topical (the active ingredient contained in Bensal HP) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:

Less common or rare

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe)

Incidence not known

  • Difficult breathing
  • dryness and peeling of skin
  • fainting
  • hives or itching
  • redness of the skin
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the throat
  • unusually warm skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking salicylic acid topical:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Confusion
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fast or deep breathing
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • hearing loss
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears (continuing)
  • severe drowsiness
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting

Some side effects of salicylic acid topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (mild)
  • stinging

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Bensal HP (salicylic acid topical)

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  • Drug class: topical keratolytics
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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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