PanOxyl 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 PanOxyl.
It is possible that some side effects of PanOxyl 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 PanOxyl) 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 immediately:Less common or rare
- Painful irritation of skin, including burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling
- skin rash
- Difficult breathing
- swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- tightness in the throat
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking benzoyl peroxide topical, get emergency help immediately: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 the skin (may occur after a few days)
- feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of the 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 side effects including excessive drying have been reported in 4% of patients. This is associated with skin peeling, irritation, erythema, and possible edema.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions have included allergic contact dermatitis.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Triaz (benzoyl peroxide topical)." Medicis Dermatatologics Inc, Phoenix, AZ.
2. Swinyer LJ, Baker MD, Swinyer TA, Mills OH Jr "A comparative study of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate for treating acne vulgaris." Br J Dermatol 119 (1988): 615-22
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