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Benzoyl peroxide / urea topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for benzoyl peroxide / urea topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzoyl peroxide / urea topical: cream, gel

Other dosage forms:

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; swelling of the skin.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide / urea topical:

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzoyl peroxide / urea topical: topical cream, topical gel, topical liquid, topical pad

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included excessive drying. This is associated with skin peeling, irritation, erythema, and possible edema.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have included allergic contact dermatitis.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Zoderm (benzoyl peroxide-urea topical)." Bradley Pharmaceuticals Inc, Fairfield, NJ.

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