Benzagel Side Effects
Generic name: benzoyl peroxide topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about benzoyl peroxide topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Benzagel.
Some side effects of Benzagel may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to benzoyl peroxide topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking benzoyl peroxide topical (the active ingredient contained in Benzagel) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin.
Less serious side effects of benzoyl peroxide topical may include:
mild stinging or burning;
itching or tingly feeling;
skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or
redness or other irritation.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to benzoyl peroxide topical: compounding powder, topical bar, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad
Dermatologic side effects including excessive drying have been reported in 4% of patients. This is associated with skin peeling, irritation, erythema, and possible edema.
Hypersensitivity reactions have included allergic contact dermatitis.