Benzac

(benzoyl peroxide)

3.4/ 5 average rating with 394 reviewsforbenzoyl peroxide
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Treats acne.

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Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment for mild acne.

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Quick facts about benzoyl peroxide
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (benzoyl peroxide)

Upsides

  • Available over-the-counter from many brands.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) comes in many different forms and combinations with other acne products.
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Downsides

  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun and may also cause dryness or stinging.
  • Be careful when applying Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) to large areas since it can bleach hair, clothing, and pillow cases upon contact.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) needs to be combined with other medications to effectively treat severe acne.
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How it works

Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) kills the most common bacteria that cause acne.

Quick facts about benzoyl peroxide
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (benzoyl peroxide)

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Dosage forms

  • Cream
  • Lotion
  • Liquid
  • Gel
  • Foam
  • Soap
People’s experience with benzoyl peroxide

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What to expect when you take Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) for Acne

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  • Possible side effects
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin redness
  • Skin burning
  • Skin peeling
  • Allergic skin reaction
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Risks and Warnings for Benzac (benzoyl peroxide)

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  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) can bleach your hair and clothes. Avoid the hairline when applying to face. Wash your hands afterwards to avoid staining or discoloring fabric and clothing.