Benzoyl peroxide

Generic Medicine Info
Special Precautions
Application to the neck and other sensitive areas. Concomitant use with other topical acne therapy. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, mouth, lips, and other mucous membranes, or broken skin. Avoid deliberate or prolonged exposure to sunlight or UV radiation; use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. May bleach hair and coloured fabrics; avoid contact with hair, clothing, furniture or carpeting.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Increased sensitivity to sunlight, skin peeling, redness, swelling, or dryness; mild burning sensation. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Allergic contact dermatitis.
Potentially Fatal: Rarely, allergic reactions, severe irritation.
Drug Interactions
May reduce the efficacy of tretinoin, isotretinoin, and tazarotene. May result in temporary skin and facial hair discolouration (yellow/orange) when used concomitantly with sulfonamide- or sulfone-containing products.
CIMS Class
Acne Treatment Preparations
ATC Classification
D10AE01 - benzoyl peroxide ; Belongs to the class of topical peroxide preparations used in the treatment of acne.
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