Benzoyl Peroxide Cream is an anti-bacterial medicine that helps treat acne. Acne appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest, or back. This medicine works by killing acne-causing bacteria.
Benzoyl Peroxide Cream may be used alone or with other acne treatments. You should use it as advised by your doctor. Follow the instructions provided in the product leaflet to get the most out of this medicine. Wash and dry the affected area before medicine application. It is usually used once or twice a day. Do not apply it to damaged or broken skin and avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, and nose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, keep using it as advised. Consult your doctor after a month of regular use of this medicine, if your condition is not improving.
Benzoyl Peroxide Cream has some common side effects including itching, stinging, peeling, and redness of the skin. They are not usually serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. You may need to apply a smaller amount or use it less often. This medicine can make you more sensitive to sunlight. While using it, try to avoid exposure to too much sunlight. If this is unavoidable, apply the medicine in the evening. It can also bleach hair and fabrics including clothes so be careful to avoid contact with these.
It is a safe medicine, but you should tell your doctor if you have other skin conditions and if you are using any other medicines, especially those applied to the skin. It may not be suitable if you have very sensitive skin. Ask your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.