NuOx Side Effects

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide / sulfur topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug benzoyl peroxide / sulfur topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name NuOx.

It is possible that some side effects of NuOx may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzoyl peroxide / sulfur topical: gel, lotion

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; peeling; redness; stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide / sulfur 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, irritation, peeling, redness, or tenderness of your skin; extreme dryness; swelling.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzoyl peroxide / sulfur topical: topical gel, topical lotion

Dermatologic

Excessive erythema and peeling occur most often during the initial phase of drug use and may be controlled by reducing the frequency of application.

Dermatologic side effects have most frequently included excessive erythema and peeling (5%).

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions in the form of contact sensitization have been reported and are expected to occur in 1% to 2.5% of patients.

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