What is Benzoyl Peroxide?
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Acne Vulgaris, Blackheads, Spots and other conditions.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel contains Benzoyl Peroxide as an active ingredient.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel works by attacking the bacteria which causes acne.
Detailed information related to Benzoyl Peroxide Gel’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Uses
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
· Acne Vulgaris
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
· Attacking the bacteria which causes acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel – Composition and Active Ingredients
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
· Benzoyl Peroxide (5%)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side effects, especially if they do not go away.
· Skin Redness
· Skin Irritation
· Allergic Contact Dermatitis
· Dry Skin
· Peeling Of The Skin
· Swelling Of Face
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
· Allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients
· Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids or mucous membrane
· Using any other acne products or medicine with irritating and drying effects