Compound W Plus (Salicylic acid - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Compound W Plus

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Salicylic acid is applied topically to address common skin and plantar warts. Salicylic acid plays a key role in gradually causing the wart to peel off. It can also be utilized for the removal of corns and calluses. Salicylic acid, classified as a keratolytic, belongs to the same drug class as aspirin (salicylates). Its mechanism involves enhancing skin moisture and dissolving the substance responsible for binding skin cells together. This process facilitates the shedding of skin cells.

Uses and Dosage

This medication is designed exclusively for skin application. To prevent irritation, avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, groin, or any broken skin. In case of accidental contact with these areas, promptly flush with cool water for 15 minutes and wash hands after use.

Begin by soaking the corn, callus, or wart in warm water for approximately 5 minutes to soften the treatment area.

Thoroughly dry the area. Following soaking and before applying the medication, your doctor may advise using a pumice stone, callus file, or emery board to gently eliminate the top layers of dead skin. This dead skin removal enhances the effectiveness of the medication; however, refrain from attempting to rub off the wart or callus.

For liquid/gel forms, apply a few drops or a thin coat to cover the entire affected area using the provided applicator.

Exercise caution to apply only to the specific area, avoiding the surrounding skin. Allow it to dry for 5 minutes.

Depending on the brand, you may need to apply the medication twice per treatment. Refer to the product package for specific instructions. Optionally, loosely cover the area with a bandage. Repeat this process 1 to 2 times daily for up to 2 weeks for corns and calluses, and 12 weeks for warts, or as directed by your doctor.

When using a medicated pad or bandage, cut the pad to completely cover the treatment area without touching the surrounding skin. Peel off the protective covering and place the patch/bandage over the area. Adhere to package directions for the duration. Replace with a new patch/bandage as directed, typically every 8 to 48 hours depending on the brand. Follow this procedure for up to 2 weeks for corns and calluses, and 12 weeks for warts.

Dosage is determined by your medical condition, product type/brand, and treatment response. Avoid using excessive amounts, applying more frequently, or using for an extended period beyond the directed duration. Regular use, at the same time each day, maximizes the benefits.

If your condition persists, worsens, or if you suspect a serious medical issue, seek immediate medical assistance.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • minor skin irritation
  • rash
  • itching, stinging
  • dryness
  • color changes in treated skin.

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • severe burning, stinging, peeling, dryness, or irritation after using this medicine


  • Prior to using salicylic acid, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergy you may have to it, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Before initiating this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have diabetes, poor blood circulation, or skin infection/irritation.
  • If you are scheduled for an MRI test, inform the testing personnel if you are using the patch. Some patches may contain metals that pose a risk of causing serious burns during an MRI. Seek guidance from your doctor regarding whether you need to remove the patch before the test, apply a new patch afterward, and how to do so correctly.
  • During pregnancy, use this product only if absolutely necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Compound W Plus is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Compound W Plus liquid:
    • 30 %


How long does it take for Compound W Plus to get rid of a wart?

Up to 2 weeks for corns and calluses and 12 weeks for warts or as directed by your doctor.

Does my skin turn white after using Compound W Plus?

Yes, this is normal.



Additional information

Generic name:

Salicylic acid – non Rx





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