Benzoyl Peroxide is a keratolytic agent that is used to treat mild to moderate acne in patients who are at least 12 years of age or older.
It comes in a topical cream, gel, lotion, stick, facial mask and liquid cleanser that is used once or twice every day. Apply this medicine directly to the affected area after washing the skin with water and gentle soap. It usually takes four to six weeks to see the results of Benzoyl Peroxide acne treatment.
Side effects from this medicine are not commonly reported, however, some may experience skin dryness, peeling, burning, tingling or stinging.
Benzoyl Peroxide may also be used to treat other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.