Oxy-10 Side Effects

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug benzoyl peroxide topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Oxy-10.

It is possible that some side effects of Oxy-10 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 topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad, topical soap, topical solution

As well as its needed effects, benzoyl peroxide topical (the active ingredient contained in Oxy-10) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common or rare
  • Painful irritation of skin, including burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling
  • skin rash
Symptoms of overdose
  • Burning, itching, scaling, redness, or swelling of skin (severe)

Some benzoyl peroxide topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common
  • Dryness or peeling of skin (may occur after a few days)
  • feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of skin

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

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

Hypersensitivity reactions have included allergic contact dermatitis.

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