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Benzagel

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/28/2009
Benzagel Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 3/5/2016

Benzagel (benzoyl peroxide gel) is a topical (for the skin) antibacterial agent that also has a mild drying effect used to treat acne. Benzagel is available in generic form. Common side effects of Benzagel include skin reactions such as peeling, itching, irritation, stinging, burning, tingly feeling, dryness, flaking, and redness, especially at the start of treatment.

Wash and dry affected areas prior to application of the dose of Benzgel. Apply sparingly one or more times daily. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Benzagel. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Benzagel should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Benzagel (benzoyl peroxide gel) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Benzagel Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild stinging or burning;
  • itching or tingly feeling;
  • skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or
  • redness or other irritation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Benzagel (Benzoyl Peroxide Gel)

Benzagel Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Irritation and contact dermatitis are the most frequent side reactions to benzoyl peroxide.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Benzagel (Benzoyl Peroxide Gel)

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© Benzagel Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Benzagel Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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