Benzoyl Peroxide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

(BEN zoe il peer OKS ide)

• This medicine is used to treat acne.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use of other skin products can increase irritation.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• This medicine may stain clothing or fabric.

• This medicine can stain hair.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Dry skin.

• Skin irritation.

• Itching.

• Change in color of skin.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control...

 
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