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  • Salicylic Acid 40% Gel

    Posted by jessah on October 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Hi everyone,

    I need some advise on how to dissolve the Salicylic acid..
    We made before 30% gel and it worked., but then with this 40% it wont dissolve anymore with ETOH..
    is it safe to use acetone instead? because i read that it is soluble in acetone but the thing is im not that sure if it is safe to use. help anyone?

    Thank you

    amitvedakar replied 4 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    October 11, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    jessah: STOP there at 30% salicylic aid. That’s my advice. You have wart remover there, not a skin-care product.

  • jessah

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 4:38 am

    jessah: STOP there at 30% salicylic aid. That’s my advice. You have wart remover there, not a skin-care product.

    Hi! apparently i am working in a compounding pharmacy, and we are compounding upon the Doctor’s prescription/requests. So this 40% its the Doctor’s request from us either gel/lotion but then ive searched online and it seems i have no luck in finding formulation for 40%. 

  • Fekher

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    @jessah  you must use 40% salicylic aid in gel form? 

  • jessah

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Fekher said:

    @jessah  you must use 40% salicylic aid in gel form? 

    Salicylic acid 40% Gel or lotion.. If i have both formulas, its so much better

  • jessah

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    We’ve tried 5 trials for salicylic acid 40% gel, but still none of them worked.. For lotion i dont have any formulas found online thats why i cannot start with it. 

  • Fekher

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    @jessah i got an idea making  40% salicylic aid product but it is not gel neither  lotion so it dosen’t work with you such idea .

  • belassi

    Member
    October 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    This does not surprise me. I just read an article in the NY Times about Compounding Pharmacies. Apparently a lot of what they make is dangerous and unregulated and there have been a LOT of lawsuits.

  • amitvedakar

    Member
    October 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

    We make 6% & 12% salicylic acid formulation. That is ointment (jelly) base.

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