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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

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Precautions While Using This Medicine

During the first 3 weeks you are using benzoyl peroxide, your skin may become irritated. Also, your acne may seem to get worse before it gets better. If your skin problem has not improved within 4 to 6 weeks, check with your health care professional.

You should not wash the areas of the skin treated with benzoyl peroxide for at least 1 hour after application.

Avoid using any other topical medicine on the same area within 1 hour before or after using benzoyl peroxide . Otherwise, benzoyl peroxide may not work properly.

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is especially important to avoid using the following skin products on the same area as benzoyl peroxide:

  • Any other topical acne product or skin product containing a peeling agent (such as resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur, or tretinoin);
  • Hair products that are irritating, such as permanents or hair removal products;
  • Skin products that cause sensitivity to the sun, such as those containing lime or spices;
  • Skin products containing a large amount of alcohol, such as astringents, shaving creams, or after-shave lotions; or
  • Skin products that are too drying or abrasive, such as some cosmetics, soaps, or skin cleansers.
Using these products along with benzoyl peroxide may cause mild to severe irritation of the skin. Although skin irritation can occur, some doctors sometimes allow benzoyl peroxide to be used with tretinoin to treat acne. Usually tretinoin is applied at night so that it doesn't cause a problem with any other topical products that you might use during the day. Check with your doctor before using any other topical medicines with benzoyl peroxide.

This medicine may bleach hair or colored fabrics .

Check with your doctor at any time your skin becomes too dry or irritated. Your health care professional can help you choose the right skin products for you to reduce skin dryness and irritation.

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