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Benzoyl Peroxide

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Antiacne agent for topical use

Chemical Names

Dibenzoyl peroxide (Ph. Int.)

Diphenylperoxyanhydride (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Benzoylis peroxydum (Latin)
  • Benzoylperoxid (German)
  • Benzoyle (peroxyde de) (French)
  • Benzoilo peroxido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (OS: USAN)
  • Dibenzoylperoxid (IS: IUPAC)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (PH: USP 34)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Hydrous (PH: BP 2011)
  • Benzoyl peroxide, hydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzoyle (peroxyde de) hydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Benzoylis peroxidum cum aqua (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzoylperoxid, Wasserhaltiges (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide (PH: USP 34)

Brand Names

  • Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Dow, United States
  • Acnase
    Zurita, Brazil
  • Acne Clear (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen-Cilag, Kenya
  • Acne Crème Plus Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Switzerland
  • Acne Plus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Austria; Widmer, Germany
  • Acneclear (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen-Cilag, South Africa
  • Acnepas
    Atlas, Argentina
  • Acneplus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Belgium
  • Acnesan
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Acnex
    Konsuma, Venezuela
  • Acnexyl
    Pharmasant, Thailand
  • Acnezoyl
    Jamjoom Pharma, Bahrain
  • Acnidazil (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen-Cilag, South Africa
  • Aczee
    Zee Lab, Thailand
  • Aczo
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Adasept
    Odan, Canada
  • Akana
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Akne BP 5
    Spirig, Bulgaria; Spirig Baltikum, Estonia; Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania; Spirig Baltikum, Latvia
  • Aknefug
    Dr. August Wolff, Germany; Orva, Turkey
  • Aknefug BP
    Spirig, Switzerland
  • Aknefug Oxid Wash
    Dr. August Wolff, Serbia
  • Aknefug-Oxid
    Dr. August Wolff, Estonia; Dr. August Wolff, Hungary; Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Dr. August Wolff, Latvia
  • Akneroxid
    Almirall, Switzerland; Almirall Hermal, Austria; Almirall Hermal, Czech Republic; Almirall Hermal, Germany; Almirall Hermal, Hungary; Hermal, Slovakia; Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium
  • Aksil
    Embil, Turkey
  • Alesa (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Glenmark, India
  • Basiron AC
    Galderma, Finland; Galderma, Norway
  • Basiron
    Galderma Nordic, Denmark
  • Basiron AC
    Galderma, Sweden
  • Basiron AC Wash
    Galderma, Sweden
  • Benoxygel
    Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Portugal
  • Benoxyl
    Stiefel, Bahrain; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Mexico; Stiefel, United States
  • Benzac AC
    Galderma, Brazil; Galderma, Chile; Galderma, Colombia; Galderma, Costa Rica; Galderma, Dominican Republic; Galderma, Guatemala; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Honduras; Galderma, Mexico; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Nicaragua; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Panama; Galderma, Peru; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, El Salvador; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Taiwan; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa
  • Benzac W
    Galderma, Netherlands
  • Benzac Wash
    Galderma, Luxembourg
  • Benzac
    Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Bahrain; Galderma, Canada; Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Israel; Galderma, South Korea; Galderma, Luxembourg; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Venezuela; Galderma Italia, Italy; Taymed, Turkey
  • Benzac-AC
    Galderma, India
  • Benzacide
    Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • BenzaClin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    sanofi-aventis, Canada; Valeant, United States
  • Benzacne
    Nycomed, Poland
  • Benzaderm
    Mex-América, Mexico
  • Benzadermine (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Trenker, Belgium
  • Benzagel
    Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • Benzaknen
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Germany
  • Benzalin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Dermik, Israel
  • Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Dermik, Singapore; Farma-Tek, Turkey; sanofi-aventis, Canada; sanofi-aventis, Israel; sanofi-aventis, United States; Shandong Dermik, China; Valeant, United States
  • Benzihex
    Galderma, China
  • Benzihex AC
    Galderma, Argentina
  • Benzolac Cl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Surya Dermato Medica, Indonesia
  • Benzolac
    Surya Dermato Medica, Indonesia
  • Benzoylperoxid Riemser
    Riemser, Germany
  • Benzoylperoxide Katwijk
    Apotex Europe, Netherlands
  • Benzoylperoxide PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Benzoylperoxide Samenwerkende Apothekers
    Samenwerkende Apothekers, Netherlands
  • Benzoyt
    Riemser, Germany
  • Benzperox
    Medphano, Germany
  • Bi Ning
    Taiyang, China
  • Brevoxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, France; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; Stiefel, Belgium; Stiefel, Germany; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, South Korea; Stiefel, Malta; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, Norway; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Pakistan; Stiefel, Poland; Stiefel, Romania; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Taiwan; Stiefel Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Brevoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Benzoic Acid)
    Stiefel, South Africa
  • Caress
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser
    Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand
  • Clearasil Ultra
    Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Clearex
    Mediline, Israel
  • Clidan B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Clindacur (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cinetic, Argentina
  • Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Dow (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Dow, United States
  • Clindapack (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Darier, Mexico
  • Clindoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Turkey; LEO Pharma, Finland; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Denmark
  • Cordes BPO
    Ichthyol, Germany
  • Curaspot
    Galderma, France
  • Cutacnyl
    Galderma, France
  • Dercome
    Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Remedia, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Duac Acne (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Stiefel, Netherlands
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; Stiefel, Australia; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Iceland; Stiefel, Italy; Stiefel, South Korea; Stiefel, Malta; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Poland; Stiefel, Portugal; Stiefel, Slovakia; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, United States; Stiefel, Vietnam; Stiefel Laboratories, Lithuania; USL, New Zealand
  • Duac Once Daily (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Tunisia; Stiefel, Taiwan; Stiefel Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Duo Clindacin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Eclaran
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre, Portugal; Pierre Fabre, Vietnam; Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, France; Simed, Tunisia
  • Ecnagel P.B.
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • Ecuaderm
    Roemmers, Venezuela
  • Enzoxid
    Zyg Pharma, Thailand
  • Epiduo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Chile; Galderma, Colombia; Galderma, Germany; Galderma, Spain; Galderma, Finland; Galderma, France; Galderma, United Kingdom; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Sweden; Galderma, United States; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Nordic, Denmark
  • Erimicin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Erybenz (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Verisfield, Greece
  • Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Tolmar (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Tolmar, United States
  • Fatroxid (veterinary use)
    Fatro, Portugal
  • Freshlook (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Indoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Austria; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Mexico; Stiefel, Peru
  • Klinoxid
    Valeant, Germany
  • Lubexyl
    Magnapharma, Poland; Permamed, Switzerland; Phoenix Pharma, Hungary
  • Marduk
    S & K Pharma, Germany
  • Oxi
    Yobel, Peru
  • Oxiderma
    Galderma, Spain
  • Oxy
    GlaxoSmithKline, Lithuania; Mentholatum, Australia
  • OXY-10
    GlaxoSmithKline, Poland
  • Pangel
    Pannoc, Belgium
  • Pannogel
    Sinclair, France
  • Panoxyl Wash
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Panoxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, France; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Germany; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Israel; Stiefel, Italy; Stiefel, Malta; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Portugal; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Taiwan; Stiefel, United States; Stiefel Laboratories, United Kingdom; Stiefel Laboratories, Lithuania
  • Panoxyl Acnegel
    Stiefel, Vietnam
  • Pansulfox
    Stiefel, Chile
  • Paracne
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Paxcutol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France; Virbac, Netherlands
  • PB Gel
    Lagos, Argentina
  • Pernex-AC
    Cosme HC, India
  • Peroxacne
    Isdin, Spain
  • Peroxiben
    Isdin, Chile; Isdin, Spain
  • Peroxyderm (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, Austria; Vetoquinol, Netherlands
  • Persol
    Wallace, India
  • Persol Forte (Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur)
    Wallace, India
  • Phisoderm Anti-Acne
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Pirobac Forte
    Koni-Cofarm, Chile
  • Pirobac
    Koni-Cofarm, Chile
  • Pyoben (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Australia; Virbac, New Zealand
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Quinoderm, Lithuania; Winthrop, South Africa
  • Reloxyl
    Sinclair, Italy
  • Sanoxit
    Galderma, Germany
  • Septigel (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Qualipharm, Guatemala
  • Smed (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Solucel
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Solugel
    Stiefel, Argentina; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Chile; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Mexico; Stiefel, Peru; Stiefel, Tunisia; Stiefel, Venezuela
  • Stioxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden
  • Stop Espinilla Normaderm
    Productos Capilares, Spain
  • Tactuoben (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Isdin, Spain
  • Tiltis
    Euroderm, Argentina
  • Triaz
    Medicis, United States
  • Vixiderm
    Valeant, Argentina
  • Zarcad (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Frezyderm, Greece
  • Acnacyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Union, Taiwan
  • ACNE PLUS Creme Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Germany
  • Acnecide
    Galderma, United Kingdom; Galderma, Ireland
  • Acnidazil (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Italchimici, Italy
  • Akneroxid
    Hermal, Poland
  • Akneroxid L
    Hermal, Poland
  • Brevoxyl
    Stiefel, Ireland
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Stiefel, Israel
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    LEO Pharma, Sweden; Stiefel, Czech Republic; Stiefel, Estonia; Stiefel, Ireland; Stiefel, Latvia
  • DUAC (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Germany; Stiefel, Germany
  • Katoxyn (Benzoyl Peroxide and Silver)
    Deverge, Italy
  • Oxy 5 Benzacne
    Mentholatum, Bulgaria
  • Paxcutol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, United Kingdom
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Ferndale, United Kingdom

International Drug Name Search


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OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
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