Product Guide

Products

There are a variety of different products containing salicylate and it is sometimes difficult to determine if a product is salicylate free or not. Hopefully this page will help.

Products that often contain Salicylates:

  • Acne products
  • Air fresheners
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Breath savers
  • Bubble baths
  • Cleaning products
  • Cosmetics
  • Detergents
  • Essential oils
  • Fabric conditioners
  • Fragrances and perfumes
  • Gums
  • Hair sprays, gels and mouses
  • Herbal remedies
  • Lipsticks and Lip glosses
  • Lotions
  • Lozenges
  • Medications
  • Mouthwash
  • Muscle pain creams
  • Pain relievers
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Razors with aloe strips adjacent to the cutting edge
  • Shampoos and Conditioners
  • Shaving cream
  • Skin cleansers or exfoliants
  • Soaps
  • Sunscreens and tanning lotions
  • Supplements derived from rose hips or bioflavoniods
  • Toothpaste
  • Topical creams
  • Wart or callus removers

Terms/Ingredients to Avoid:

  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • Aloe Vera
  • Any coal tar derived dye
  • Artificial flavorings
  • Artificial food colorings
  • Aspirin
  • Azo dyes
  • Benzoates (preservatives)
  • Benzyl salicylate
  • Beta-hydroxy acid
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Choline salicylate
  • Disalcid
  • Ethyl salicylate
  • Eucalyptus Oils
  • Isoamyl salicylate
  • Magnesium salicylate
  • Menthol
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • Mint
  • Nitrates/Nitrites
  • Octylsalicylate
  • Oil of Wintergreen
  • Peppermint
  • Phenylethyl salicylate
  • Red Dye (#40)
  • Salicylaldehyde
  • Salicylamide
  • Salicylate
  • Salicylic acid
  • Salsalate
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Spearmint
  • Yellow Dyes (#5 & #6)

Brand Names of Common Drugs containing Salicylate

This is not a complete list of all drugs containing salicylate, but it is a start and hopefully will aid and help you in avoiding drugs/medications that contain salicylate. If you are taking a medication and you are not sure if it contains salicylate or not check with your pharmacist or doctor. Never start the elimination diet with out checking all medications and first and consulting a professional. Never start taking a medication with salicylate in it directly after the elimination diet and shock can occur from introducing too much salicylate into your body after it has gone a long while without salicylate. This list was put together by the Mayo Clinic.

  • Acuprin 81
  • Amigesic
  • Anacin Caplets and Tablets
  • Aspirin Regimen Bayer Adult Low Dose
  • Aspirin Regimen Bayer Regular Strength Caplets
  • Bayer Children’s Aspirin
  • Bufferin Caplets and Tablets
  • Disalcid
  • Extra Strength Bayer Asprin Caplets and Tablets
  • Mobidin
  • Mono-Gesic
  • Norwich Aspirin
  • P-A-C Revised Formula
  • Regular Strength Ascriptin
  • Salflex
  • Salsitab
  • Sloprin
  • St. Joseph Adult Chewable Aspirin
  • Tricosal
  • Trilisate
  • ZORprin