Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)
What is Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) used for?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) is a topical antiviral medication prescribed to treat patients who have mild to moderate acne. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This action can heal pimples and prevent the formation of new blackheads. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied to the affected area once or twice each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the severity of your conditions. Wash the area being treated prior to each use to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause serious health problems.
What are the side effects of Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide)?
Some patients using Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense side effects such as severe swelling, intense skin rash, blistering, or pain. You may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Benzac AC (Benzoyl Peroxide) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important that the medication not be used by patients who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.