BenzaShave

BENZASHAVE® 5% & 10%
(benzoyl peroxide 5%)
(benzoyl peroxide 10%) Medicated Shaving Cream

BenzaShave

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BenzaShave® 5% and BenzaShave® 10% (benzoyl peroxide 5% and 10%) are topical shaving cream preparations for use in the treatment of pseudofolliculitis (p. barbae, ingrown hairs, razor bumps) and acne vulgaris associated with shaving. Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent which possesses antibacterial properties and is classified as a keratolytic agent. Benzoyl peroxide (C14H1004) is represented by the following chemical structure.

BenzaShave (benzoyl peroxide) Structural Formula Illustration

Ingredients

BenzaShave® 5%

Each gram of BenzaShave® (benzoyl peroxide 5%) contains: benzoyl peroxide 50 mg, purified water, edetate disodium, propylparaben, methylparaben, carbomer interpolymer A, sodium cocosulfate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, glycerin, stearic acid, myristic acid, dimethicone copolyol, mineral oil and coconut acid.

BenzaShave® 10%

Each gram of BenzaShave® (benzoyl peroxide 10%) contains: benzoyl peroxide 100 mg, purified water, edetate disodium, propylparaben, methylparaben, carbomer interpolymer A, sodium cocosulfate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, glycerin, stearic acid, myristic acid, dimethicone copolyol, mineral oil and coconut acid.

What are the possible side effects of benzoyl peroxide topical?

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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/21/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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