Benzoic Acid & Salicylic Acid is indicated for fungal infections, athlete's foot, barber's itch.


Benzoic acid: Elicits weak antifungal and antibacterial properties; also helps acidify urine.

Salicylic acid: It has a potent keratolytic action and a slight antiseptic action when applied topically. It softens and destroys the stratum corneum by increasing endogenous hydration which causes the horny layer of the skin to swell, soften, and then desquamate. At high concentrations, salicylic acid has a caustic effect. It also possesses weak antifungal and antibacterial activity.

Dosage & Administration

Apply locally on the affected area 2-3 times per day.


It is not known if this interacts with other topical medications applied to the treatment area. The use of Bensal with other topical drugs has not been studied.



Side Effects

Irritation, sensitivity, excessive drying; systemic effects on prolonged use.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category-C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Precautions & Warnings

Not for prolonged use in high concentrations and on large areas of the body. Avoid broken skin, mouth, eyes, mucous membranes and anogenital region.

Therapeutic Class

Other Antifungal preparations