back-button

    Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

    Information about Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

    Benzoyl peroxide topical uses

    Benzoyl Peroxide Topical is used in the treatment of psoriasis, keratoses and dermatitis.

    How benzoyl peroxide topical 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.

    Common side effects of benzoyl peroxide topical

    Dry skin, Erythema, Skin peeling, Burning sensation

    Available Medicine for Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

    • ₹70 to ₹98
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹76 to ₹152
      Galderma India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹102 to ₹127
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹142
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹69 to ₹170
      Salve Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹80 to ₹94
      Prism Life Sciences Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹56 to ₹72
      Dermo Care Laboratories
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹90
      Ethinext Pharma
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)