Clinical data
MedlinePlus a681004
ATC code N02BA05 (WHO)
N02BA55 (WHO) (combinations)
Pharmacokinetic data
Excretion Renal
CAS Number 65-45-2 YesY
PubChem (CID) 5147
DrugBank DB08797 YesY
ChemSpider 4963 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:32114 YesY
NIAID ChemDB 018403
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.554
Chemical and physical data
Formula C7H7NO2
Molar mass 137.136 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
Density 1.33 g/cm3
Solubility in water Soluble in hot water, ether, alcohol, and chloroform. mg/mL (20 °C)

Salicylamide (o-hydroxybenzamide or amide of salicyl) is a non-prescription drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Its medicinal uses are similar to those of aspirin.[1] Salicylamide is used in combination with both aspirin and caffeine in the over-the-counter pain remedy "PainAid". It was also an ingredient in the over-the-counter pain remedy BC Powder but was removed from the formulation in 2009. It was used in later formulations of Vincent's powders in Australia as a substitute for phenacetin.

Pure Salicylamide is a white or slightly pink crystalline powder

See also


  1. salicylamide. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, Inc. (accessed: December 31, 2006).
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