benzoyl peroxide (Proactive, Neutrogena Acne Treatment, Benzac AC, and more)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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PREPARATIONS:

  • Cream: 2.5, 5.5, 6, 7, and 10%
  • Gel: 2.5, 4, 5, 8, and 10%
  • Lotion: 2.5,3.5, and 7%
  • Wash: 2.5, 3, 3.7, 4, 4.25, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10%
  • Foam: 5.3, 5.5, and 9.5%
  • Bar: 10%

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

  • Combining benzoyl peroxide with other topical acne treatments such as dapsone (Aczone) can lead to excessive dryness and irritation of the skin.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

Benzoyl peroxide has not been tested in pregnant or nursing women.

STORAGE:

  • Benzoyl peroxide products should be stored at room temperature between, 15 C and 25 C (59 F and 77 F). They should be kept away from excess heat and moisture.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2016

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