BREVOXYL 4% W/W CREAM

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Primarily used for

Psoriasis, keratoses (abnormal skin growth), dermatitis
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Pregnancy
102.75
20 GM in 1 tube
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Substitutes for BREVOXYL

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of BREVOXYL CREAM

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Uses of BREVOXYL CREAM

Brevoxyl 4% w/w cream is used in the treatment of psoriasis, keratoses (abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis.
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Side effects of BREVOXYL CREAM

Common

Dry skin, Erythema, Skin peeling, Burning sensation.

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How to use BREVOXYL CREAM

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How BREVOXYL CREAM works

Benzoyl peroxide belongs to the class of medications called as keratolytic agents. It acts by killing the acne causing bacteria thereby preventing the infection. It also has peeling and drying properties.

In Depth Information on BREVOXYL CREAM

Expert advice for BREVOXYL CREAM

  • It is normal for your skin condition to worsen for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment, do not stop using benzoyl peroxide and consult your doctor if symptoms worsen.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or UV lamps while using benzoyl peroxide. If unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen lotion and apply benzoyl peroxide in the evening after washing the skin.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose (especially mucous lining). In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Do not apply to damaged skin and exercise caution while applying to the neck and other sensitive areas.
  • Exercise caution if benzoyl peroxide is used as concomitant therapy to avoid irritation to skin. 
  • Avoid contact of benzoyl peroxide gel wash with any coloured material including hair and dyed fabrics as it may result in bleaching or discolouration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of its ingredients.
Warnings
Special precautions for BREVOXYL 4% W/W CREAM
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Brevoxyl 4% w/w cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Brevoxyl 4% w/w cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for BREVOXYL 4% W/W CREAM

Frequently asked questions for Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

Q. Does benzoyl peroxide topical darken skin/cause hyperpigmentation/bleach skin?
Benzoyl peroxide topical causes bleaching of skin and hair. It does not darken the skin or cause hyperpigmentation, but it should be best to use it under a doctor's supervision
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide a BHA/an antibiotic/retin a/salicylic acid?
Benzoyl peroxide is not a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), antibiotic, retin A or salicylic acid. It is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide the same as hydrogen peroxide?
No, benzoyl peroxide is different from hydrogen peroxide.

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