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How does salicylic acid interact with other medications or foods?

People using salicylic acid products are not required to follow any special diet recommendations. Some medicines however, may interact with these preparations. Possible interactions include: other skin medications such as benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol and tretinoin. Cosmetic products that contain skin medications may also interact. Drugs that may affect salicylic acid include: aspirin, methyl salicylate (which may exist in certain muscle-relief drugs) and diuretics. In general, you may want to talk to your doctor about any prescription and over-the-counter medications you may be taking, as well as dietary supplements and herbs, before using salicylic acid.

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