Benzoyl peroxide (On the skin)
Benzoyl Peroxide (BEN-zoe-il per-OX-ide)
Treats acne and other skin conditions.
Acne Control Cleanser, Acne Foaming Face Wash, Acne Medication 10, Acne Medication 5, Acne Treatment, BPO 4% Creamy Wash Complete Pack, BPO 4% Gel, BPO 8% Gel, BPO Foaming Cloths, BPO-10, BPO-5, BenzEFoam, BenzEFoam Ultra, Benzac AC, Benzac AC WashThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide.
How to Use This Medicine:
Bar, Cream, Foam, Gel/Jelly, Liquid, Lotion, Pad, Soap
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 5/1/2020
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