Benzoyl Peroxide - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Benzoyl Peroxide | Pronunciation : BEN-Zoh-illper-ox-ide
International :Brevoxyl, Triaz, Acne-Clear, Benzac Ac, Benzac W, Benzagel-5, Benzashave 10, Benzashave 5, Benziq, Benziq Ls, Benziq Wash, Brevoxyl, Brevoxyl Acne Wash Kit, Brevoxyl-4 Creamy Wash Complete Pack, Brevoxyl-8 Creamy Wash Complete Pack, Breze, Clearplex, Clearskin, Clinac Bpo, Desquam-E, Desquam-X 10, Desquam-X 5, Desquam-X Wash, Fostex Bar 10%, Fostex Gel 10%, Fostex Wash 10%, Inova, Lavoclen-4, Lavoclen-4 Creamy Wash, Lavoclen-8, Lavoclen-8 Creamy Wash, Loroxide, Neobenz Micro, Neobenz Micro Sd, Neobenz Micro Wash, Neobenz Micro Wash Plus Pack, Neutrogena Acne Mask, Neutrogena On Spot Acne Treatment, Oscion, Oscion Cleanser, Oxy 10 Balance, Oxy Balance, Oxy Daily Wash Chill Factor, Oxy-10, Pacnex, Panoxyl 10, Panoxyl 5, Panoxyl Aqua Gel, Panoxyl Maximum Strength Foaming Acne Wash, Persa-Gel, Seba-Gel, Soluclenz Rx, Triaz, Triaz Cleanser, Zaclir
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions, prescribed for acne. It allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
As 2.5-10% cream: Apply 1-2 times/day to the affected areas.
How it should be taken :
It comes as gel to apply topically as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Avoid applying this medication into irritated skin, including sunburns, or to open wounds.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.