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Brevoxyl Gel

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/11/2017
Brevoxyl Gel Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 4/28/2016

Brevoxyl Gel (benzoyl peroxide gel) has an antibacterial and a mild drying effect, and is used to treat acne. Brevoxyl Gel is available in generic form and may be available over-the-counter. Common side effects of Brevoxyl Gel include:

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

Therapy may be started with either Brevoxyl-4 Gel or Brevoxyl-8 Gel. The medication should be applied in once or twice daily doses to the affected areas. Brevoxyl Gel may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Brevoxyl Gel should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Brevoxyl Gel (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.

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Brevoxyl Gel Consumer Information

Benzoyl peroxide topical can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. These reactions may occur just a few minutes after you apply the medicine, or within a day or longer afterward.

Stop using this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching; difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects on the treated skin:

  • severe itching or burning;
  • severe stinging or redness;
  • swelling; or
  • peeling.

Common 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 Brevoxyl Gel (Benzoyl Peroxide Gel)

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Brevoxyl Gel Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Contact sensitization reactions are associated with the use of topical benzoyl peroxide products and may be expected to occur in 10 to 25 of 1000 patients. The most frequent adverse reactions associated with benzoyl peroxide use are excessive erythema and peeling which may be expected to occur in 5 of 100 patients. Excessive erythema and peeling most frequently appear during the initial phase of drug use and may normally be controlled by reducing frequency of use.

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

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

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