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Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide (BEN-zoe-il per-OX-ide)
Brand Name: Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack

Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar is used for:

Treating acne.

Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions. The effectiveness of benzoyl peroxide appears to be due to its antibacterial, peeling (keratolytic), and drying actions.

Do NOT use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar:

Some medical conditions may interact with Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar. However, no specific interactions with Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar:

Use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To use the wash: Shake well before each use.
  • Wet the affected area. Use your hands to apply the medicine and gently wash the affected area. Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • To use the bar: Wash the affected area with warm water as directed for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse well, then pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar.
  • If you miss a dose of Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar.

Important safety information:

  • Use on the skin only. Avoid getting Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar in your eyes, eyelids, on the inside of your nose or mouth, on highly inflamed or damaged skin, or on your lips. If you get Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar in your eyes, immediately wash them out with cool tap water.
  • Avoid applying Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar to raw or irritated skin, including sunburns, or to open wounds.
  • Several weeks may pass before you see improvement in your acne. Continue to use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar for the full time recommended by your doctor. If your acne does not improve or if it gets worse, check with your doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines, special cleansers, aftershave, or cosmetics on your skin.
  • Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar may cause bleaching. Avoid contact with hair, fabrics, or carpeting.
  • Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar while you are pregnant. It is not known if Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; feeling of warmth; irritation; itching; peeling; redness; stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; dizziness; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); excessive burning, itching, irritation, peeling, redness, or tenderness of your skin; extreme dryness; swelling.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include excessive scaling; flushing; redness; swelling.

Proper storage of Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar:

Store at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container, away from fire, flame, heat, moisture, and light. Keep Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. 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 Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Brevoxyl Creamy Wash Complete Pack wash and cleansing bar.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. 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 your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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