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Generic name: salicylic acid topical [SAL-i-SIL-ik-AS-id-TOP-ik-al]
Brand names: Acnevir, Bensal HP, CeraVe SA, CeraVe SA Renewing, Clean, and Clear Blackhead Eraser Facial Scrub,… show all 65 brands

What is Dermalzone?

Salicylic acid causes the outer skin layer to peel off. DermalZone for the Skin is used to treat acne, hair loss, or seborrhea. It can also be used to remove warts and corns. DermalZone can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of DermalZone

DermalZone may cause an allergic reaction, which is rare but can be serious. The reactions can occur within minutes or even hours after the application of DermalZone. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using DermalZone immediately and seek emergency medical attention: hives; itching; difficulty breathing; feeling lightheaded; swelling on your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Stop using DermalZone immediately and consult your physician if:

  • Severe headache; ringing or buzzing in the ears; problems hearing and thinking
  • Severe stomach pain, nausea, or diarrhea.
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you could pass out.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe burning, irritation, and/or dryness of the skin.

DermalZone can cause the following side effects:

  • Skin rash or minor irritation;
  • Changes in the skin color (usually bleaching)

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; to report these, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Doxycycline, Clindamycin Topical, Triamcinolone, Topical Erythromycin, Tetracycline, Temovate, and Tazorac


DermalZone may cause an allergic reaction, which can be severe, and skin irritation. If you experience hives or itching, difficulty breathing or feeling lightheaded, or swollen lips, face, or throat, stop using the medicine immediately.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to DermalZone, it is not recommended that you use the product.

DermalZone can lead to Reye’s syndrome, a fatal or serious condition in children and teenagers with the flu or chickenpox.

If you suffer from:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Diabetes;
  • Blood circulation disorders

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.

How to take DermalZone?

DermalZone comes in a variety of forms, including liquids, gels, creams, lotions, foams, soaps, shampoos, cloth pads, and patches. Follow the instructions on the packaging or those prescribed by your physician. Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin. DermalZone may cause an allergic reaction, which is rare but can be serious. It could also lead to severe irritation of the skin. As a test dose, apply a small amount to 2 or 3 small areas of skin every day. On the fourth day, if you don't have an adverse reaction, use the full amount prescribed. Shake the medication before using it.Please read and adhere to all instructions on your label.. DermalZone should not be used to treat conditions that have not been examined by your physician. Your symptoms could take several days to improve.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen, call your doctor.

Keep this medication in its original container, at room temperature, and away from heat or moisture. The foam canister should be kept away from flames or heat.If the canister becomes overheated, it could explode and result in damage or injuries to people nearby.Empty aerosol canisters should not be punctured or burned.

What happens if I miss the dose?

DermalZone can be used as needed. You can skip the missed dose if you follow a schedule. Never use more than one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Use DermalZone only on wounds that are closed. Avoid applying it to sunburnt, windburned, or dry skin. If this medication gets into your mouth or eyes, rinse with water. The medicine is flammable. Avoid using near-open flames or high temperatures. Before using a styling tool (such as an iron or curling iron), wash your hands to remove the medication. The medicine could ignite, causing your skin to burn. Smoking is not allowed until all the gel on your skin has dried. Do not use other medication on areas that you have treated with DermalZone unless your doctor has prescribed it.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medications. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines as well as vitamins and herbs.