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Title: Salicylamide  
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Subject: Aspirin, Sodium salicylate, Salicylic acid, Ethenzamide, Morazone
Collection: Analgesics, Antipyretics, Salicylamides
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Excretion Renal
CAS number  YesY
ATC code N02
N02 (combinations)
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C7H7NO2 
Mol. mass 137.136 g/mol
Physical data
Density 1.33 g/cm³
Solubility in water Soluble in hot water, ether, alcohol, and chloroform. mg/mL (20 °C)

Salicylamide is the common name for the substance o-hydroxybenzamide, or amide of salicyl. Salicylamide 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


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

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