Stiefel Laboratories | Benoxyl (Medication)
Benoxyl Benzoyl peroxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne. It has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin. ...
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Less serious side effects may include:mild stinging or burning; itching or tingly feeling; skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or redness or other irritation. ...
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not use Benoxyl topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using Benoxyl topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.
Do not use his medication while you are also using tretinoin (Altinac, Avita, Renova, Retin-A, Tretin-X). Using these medications together could cause severe skin irritation.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Benoxyl may bleach hair or fabrics. Avoid allowing this medication to come into contact with your hair or clothing.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...