Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)
What is Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) used for?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from mild to moderate acne. It has an antibacterial effect of eliminating bacteria cells while also drying the skin to remove excess oil to prevent blockage of pores and the formation of pimples. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medicine for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) is normally applied once daily just before going to sleep, but your individual directions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. Clean and dry the skin using a light soap or mild cleanser before each use. Apply the solution to the skin, create lather, spread it evenly over the skin being careful to not allow the medicine to contact any mucous membranes, and thoroughly rinse the remaining solution from the skin. Wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Some patients using Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication if any serious side effects occur such as severe pain, burning sensations, thinning of the skin, easier bruising, or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications.
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medicine if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also recommended to inform your doctor about any chronic health problems you have that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly use Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.