Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)
What is Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) used for?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) is a topical treatment for the skin, which is used as a treatment for acne. The active ingredient in this product works by helping the skin to peel and dry, thereby allowing any excess dirt and oils to be washed away. It also helps to reduce the amount of bacteria that causes acne.
How should I use Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) comes in the form of a gel or a water based wash, which is applied directly to the affected area of the skin affected by acne, usually 1 to 2 times per day. Patients using the gel should wash and gently dry the area requiring treatment, before applying a small amount of gel and massaging it in. If you are using the water based wash, you should use it to wash the area affected by acne, as directed by your physician. Patients should note that it may take 4 to 6 weeks before the full benefits of this medication are noticed. If no improvement is noticed after 4 to 6 weeks, you should consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Side effects of Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) may be noticed at the application site, such as:
If any of these side effects worsen, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.