Benzoyl Peroxide (Topical)
Brand Names : Acne-Aid Vanishing Cream, Acne-Aid Aqua Gel, Ambi 10 Acne Medication, Benoxyl 5 Lotion, Benoxyl 10 Lotion, Benzac AC 2½ Gel, Clearasil Maximum Strength Medicated Anti-Acne 10 Vanishing Lotion, Clear By Design 2.5 Gel, Clearplex 5, Clearplex 10, Cuticura Acne 5 Cream, Del-Aqua-5 Gel, Del-Aqua-10 Gel, Desquam-E 2.5 Gel, Desquam-E 5 Gel, Desquam-E 10 Gel, Desquam-X 10 Bar, Desquam-X 2.5 Gel, Desquam-X 5 Gel, Desquam-X 10 Gel, Desquam-X 5 Wash, Desquam-X 10 Wash, Exact 5 Tinted Cream, Exact 5 Vanishing Cream, Fostex 10 Bar, Fostex 10 Cream, Fostex 5 Gel, Fostex 10 BPO Gel, Fostex 10 Wash, Loroxide 5.5 Lotion, Neutrogena Acne Mask 5, Noxzema Clear-ups Maximum Strength 10 Lotion, Noxzema Clear-ups On-The-Spot 10 Lotion, Oxy Balance Deep Action Night Formula Lotion, Oxy 10 Balance Emergency Spot Treatment Cover-Up Formula Gel, Oxy 10 Balance Emergency Spot Treatment Invisible Formula Gel, Oxy Balance Emergency Spot Treatment Invisible Formula Gel, Oxy 10 Balance Maximum Medicated Face Wash, PanOxyl AQ 2½ Gel, PanOxyl AQ 5 Gel, PanOxyl AQ 10 Gel, PanOxyl 5 Bar, PanOxyl 10 Bar, PanOxyl 5 Gel, PanOxyl 10 Gel, Student's Choice Acne Medication, Triaz, Triaz Cleanser, Acetoxyl 2.5 Gel, Acetoxyl 5 Gel, Acetoxyl 10 Gel, Acetoxyl 20 Gel, Acnomel B.P. 5 Lotion, Benoxyl 20 Lotion, Benzac AC 5 Gel, Benzac AC 10 Gel, Benzac AC Wash 2½, Benzac AC Wash 5, Benzac AC Wash 10, Benzac 5 Gel, Benzac 10 Gel, Benzac W 2½ Gel, Benzac W 5 Gel, Benzac W 10 Gel, Benzac W Wash 5, Benzac W Wash 10, 5 Benzagel, 10 Benzagel, BenzaShave 5 Cream, BenzaShave 10 Cream, Brevoxyl-4 Gel, Brevoxyl-8 Gel, Brevoxyl-4 Cleansing Lotion, Brevoxyl-8 Cleansing Lotion, Clean & Clear Persagel 5, Clean & Clear Persagel 10, Clearasil Maximum Strength Medicated Anti-Acne 10 Tinted Cream, Clearasil Maximum Strength Medicated Anti-Acne 10 Vanishing Cream, 2.5 Benzagel Acne Gel, 5 Benzagel Acne Gel, 10 Benzagel Acne Gel, 2.5 Benzagel Acne Lotion, 5 Benzagel Acne Lotion, 5 Benzagel Acne Wash, 5 Benzagel Liquid Acne Soap, Clearasil BP Plus 5 Lotion, Clearasil BP Plus Skin Tone Cream, Dermacne, Dermoxyl Aqua 5 Gel, Dermoxyl 5 Gel, Dermoxyl 10 Gel, Dermoxyl 20 Gel, H, Loroxide 5 Lotion, Oxyderm 5 Lotion, Oxyderm 10 Lotion, Oxyderm 20 Lotion, Oxy 5 Regular Strength Cover-Up Cream, Oxy 5 Regular Strength Vanishing Lotion, Oxy 5 Sensitive Skin Vanishing Lotion, PanOxyl Aquagel 2.5, PanOxyl Aquagel 5, PanOxyl Aquagel 10, PanOxyl Aquagel 20, PanOxyl 15 Gel, PanOxyl 20 Gel, PanOxyl 5 Wash, PanOxyl 10 Wash, Solugel 4, Solugel 8, Xerac BP 5
Before Using This Medicine
If you are using this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For benzoyl peroxide, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives or dyes.
Pregnancy - Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done
in either humans or animals. However, benzoyl peroxide may be absorbed through
Breast-feeding - Benzoyl peroxide may be absorbed through the mother's
skin. It is not known whether it passes into the breast milk. However, this
medicine has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
Children - For children up to 12 years of age: Studies on this
medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information
comparing use of benzoyl peroxide with use in other age groups. For children
12 years of age and older: Although there is no specific information comparing
use of benzoyl peroxide in children with use in other age groups, this medicine
is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children 12
years of age and older than it does in adults.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of benzoyl peroxide in the elderly with use in other age groups,
this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems
in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other topical prescription or nonprescription
(over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of benzoyl peroxide. Make sure you tell your doctor
if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Dermatitis, seborrheic or
Red or raw skin, including sunburned skin - Irritation will occur
if benzoyl peroxide is used with these conditions