Benzoyl Peroxide is a medication used to treat acne. Benzoyl Peroxide can cause dryness, peeling of skin, redness and burning of the skin.
Benzoyl Peroxide Overview
Benzoyl Peroxide is both an over-the-counter and a prescription medication and is used to treat mild to moderate acne.
Benzoyl peroxide belongs to a group of drugs called anti-acne preparations, which works by reducing acne-causing bacteria.
This medication comes in liquid, gel, cream, lotion as well as in a bar and foam form. This product can be used once daily and can be incraesed to two to three times a day, if needed.
Common side effects of benzoyl peroxide include dryness or peeling of skin, redness and burning of the skin.
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Uses of Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl Peroxide is a medication used to treat acne.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Benzoyl Peroxide Brand Names
Benzoyl Peroxide may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Benzoyl Peroxide Drug Class
Benzoyl Peroxide is part of the drug class: