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benzoyl peroxide - topical, Benoxyl, Benzac AC, Benzac W,

GENERIC NAME: BENZOYL PEROXIDE - TOPICAL (BEN-zoh-il per-OX-ide)

BRAND NAME(S): Benoxyl, Benzac AC, Benzac W, Benzagel, Brevoxyl, Desquam, Fostex, Lavoclen-4, Lavoclen-8, Neobenz Micro, Persa-Gel, Triaz, Vanoxide, Zoderm

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USES: This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It may be used in combination with other acne treatments. When applied to the skin, benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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