|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||137.136 g/mol|
|3D model (Jmol)|
|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. 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.
Salicylamide is used in the synthesis of: (or formed part of the core structure for)
- Ethosalamide (Etosalamide)
- Eupirone (Eupyron) [5712-95-8].
- Lopirin (2-Hydroxy-N-isopropylbenzamide)
- Tardisal (Retarcyl) [3202-84-4]
Salan salicylamide derivatives are not for pain relief. They are used for antiseptic/disinfectant or anthelmintic. E.g.
- salicylamide. Dictionary.com. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, Inc.  (accessed: December 31, 2006).