Zoderm

Zoderm

Zoderm Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using benzoyl peroxide and urea topical (Zoderm)?

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. It could make these conditions worse. Also avoid using benzoyl peroxide and urea topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical during treatment with tretinoin (Altinac, Avita, Renova, Retin-A), except under the direction of your doctor. The combination could lead to severe skin irritation.

Benzoyl peroxide and urea topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether benzoyl peroxide and urea topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether benzoyl peroxide passes into breast milk. Do not use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical (Zoderm)?

Use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical exactly as directed by your doctor, or follow the instructions on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

To use the cleanser, wet the skin and apply the cleanser to the affected area. Massage the medication gently into the skin for 10-20 seconds, working into a full lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Wash your hands before and after application of the cream or gel.

Before using the cream or gel, clean and dry the affected area using a mild cleanser and water. Apply the medication to the affected area.

When applying benzoyl peroxide and urea topical, avoid the eyes, the inside of the nose and mouth, the lips, and areas where the skin is broken to prevent excessive irritation. If you get medication on any of these areas, rinse it off with water.

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. It could make these conditions worse. Also avoid using benzoyl peroxide and urea topical on wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using this medication.

Do not cover the affected area after applying benzoyl peroxide and urea topical, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.

Benzoyl peroxide and urea topical is usually applied once or twice daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Contact your doctor if you experience excessive skin burning, dryness, or irritation. Less frequent administration of the medication may be necessary.

Avoid contact with clothing and hair. Benzoyl peroxide may cause bleaching.

It is important to use benzoyl peroxide and urea topical regularly to get the most benefit.

It may take several weeks or more to see the effects of this drug. Do not stop using benzoyl peroxide and urea topical if you do not see results immediately.

Store benzoyl peroxide and urea topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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