Compound W

Active Ingredient(s): Salicylic Acid
Category: Skin Care

Compound W Overview

Salicylic acid (from Latin salix, willow tree) is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid, and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is derived from the metabolism of salicin. In addition to serving as an important active metabolite of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), which acts in part as a prodrug to salicylic acid, it is probably best known for its use as a key ingred...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Salicylic Acid
  • Cream: 5% + 10%, 6%
  • Film, Extended Release: 15%, 17%
  • Gel: 17%, 2%, 5%, 6%
  • Liquid: 0.5%, 12%, 13.6%, 16.7%, 17%, 17.6%, 2%, 20%
  • Lotion: 1.8%, 2%, 3%, 6%
  • Ointment: 3%
  • Powder: 100%
  • Shampoo: 1.8%, 2%, 2% + 2%, 3%, 4%
  • Soap: 1%, 2%
  • Unassigned: 0.5%, 1%, 2%, 40%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Compound W: (3 results)

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  • 51142-595 Compound W 170 mg/g Topical Gel by Aso LLC
  • 63029-595 Compound W .17 g/7g Topical Gel by Medtech Products Inc.
  • 76413-348 Compound W .17 g/7g Topical Gel by Central Texas Community Health Centers

Other drugs which contain Salicylic Acid or a similar ingredient: (15 results)

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