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Benzoyl Peroxide (BEN zoe il peer OKS ide)

Pediatric Medication

Brand Names: U.S.

Acne Medication 10 [OTC]; Acne Medication 5 [OTC]; Acne Medication [OTC]; Acne-Clear [OTC]; Benzac AC Wash; Benzac W Wash; BenzEFoam; BenzEFoamUltra; BenzePrO; BenzePrO Short Contact; Benziq; Benziq LS; Benziq Wash; Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser [OTC]; Benzoyl Peroxide Wash; Benzoyl Peroxide Wash [OTC]; BP Cleansing [OTC]; BP Foam; BP Foaming Wash; BP Gel [OTC]; BP Wash; BP Wash [OTC]; BPO; BPO Creamy Wash [OTC]; BPO Foaming Cloths; BPO-10 Wash [OTC]; BPO-5 Wash [OTC]; Clearplex V [OTC]; Clearplex X; Clearskin [OTC]; Desquam-X Wash [OTC]; Inova; Lavoclen-4 Acne Wash; Lavoclen-4 Creamy Wash; Lavoclen-8 Acne Wash; Lavoclen-8 Creamy Wash; Neutrogena Clear Pore [OTC]; OC8 [OTC]; Oscion Cleanser; PanOxyl Wash [OTC]; PanOxyl [OTC]; PanOxyl-4 Creamy Wash [OTC]; PanOxyl-8 Creamy Wash [OTC]; PR Benzoyl Peroxide Wash; Riax; SE BPO Wash [DSC]; Zaclir Cleansing

Brand Names: Canada

Acetoxyl®; Benoxyl®; Benzac AC®; Benzac W® Gel; Benzac W® Wash; Desquam-X®; Oxyderm™; PanOxyl®; Solugel®

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to treat pimples (acne).

What do I need to tell the doctor BEFORE my child takes this drug?

  • If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
  • If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This drug may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child’s drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take this drug with all of their drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while my child takes this drug?

  • Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
  • Do not put on irritated skin.
  • Do not put on sunburned skin.
  • Use of other skin products may cause more irritation.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before you use other drugs or products on your child’s skin.
  • Your child may get sunburned more easily. Avoid lots of sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and dress your child in clothing and eyewear that protects him/her from the sun.
  • Use care when putting on. It may bleach hair or colored fabric.

If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:

  • Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.

What are some side effects that I need to call my child’s doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child’s doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.
  • Swelling.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child’s doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
  • Dry skin.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Itching.
  • Peeling.
  • Feeling of warmth.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child’s doctor. Call your child’s doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best given?

Give this drug as ordered by your child’s doctor. Read and follow the dosing on the label closely.

All products:

  • Do not give by mouth. Use on your child’s skin only. Keep out of your child’s mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Makeup may be used after the skin has dried.
  • If you see this drug or white marks on your child’s skin after putting on, your child may be using too much.
  • It may take several weeks to see the full effects.
  • Give as you have been told, even if your child feels well.

Topical:

  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.

Foam:

  • Prime pump before first use.

Bar and cleanser:

  • Wash and rinse your child’s affected skin with warm water, then pat dry.

Cloth:

  • Wet cloth with water and work into lather.
  • Wash your child’s face with a cloth for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Rinse face and pat dry.

Face mask:

  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
  • Wait 15 to 25 minutes for the mask to dry, then rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

Shaving cream:

  • Wet affected part and put on a thin layer.
  • Shave, rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

What do I do if my child misses a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?

All products:

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Foam:

  • Protect from heat and sunlight. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.

General drug facts

  • If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
  • Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
  • Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
  • Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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