"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a once-daily topical gel for the over-the-counter (OTC) treatment of acne. Differin Gel 0.1% is approved for use in people 12 years of age and older.
(benzoyl peroxide 4%)
(benzoyl peroxide 8%)
AQUEOUS BASE ACNE GEL FOR TOPICAL USE
Brevoxyl-4 Gel (benzoyl peroxide gel) and Brevoxyl-8 Gel are topical preparations containing benzoyl peroxide 4% and 8%, respectively, as the active Ingredient In a gel vehicle containing purified water, cetyl alcohol, dimethyl Isosorblde, fragrance, simethicone, stearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20.
The structural formula of benzoyl peroxide is:
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...
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/8/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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