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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

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

    Less common or rare

      Painful irritation of skin, including burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling; skin rash

    Symptoms of overdose

      Burning, itching, scaling, redness, or swelling of skin (severe)

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    Less common

      Dryness or peeling of skin (may occur after a few days); feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of skin

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.

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