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Benzoyl Peroxide

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Antiacne agent for topical use

Chemical Names

Dibenzoyl peroxide (Ph. Int.)

Diphenylperoxyanhydride (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Benzoylis peroxydum (Latin)
  • Benzoylperoxid (German)
  • Benzoyle (peroxyde de) (French)
  • Benzoilo peroxido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (OS: USAN)
  • Dibenzoylperoxid (IS: IUPAC)
  • Benzoyl peroxide, hydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrous (PH: BP 2015)
  • Benzoyle (peroxyde de) hydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Benzoylis peroxidum cum aqua (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzoylperoxid, Wasserhaltiges (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide (PH: USP 37)

Brand Names

  • Acnase
    Zurita, Brazil
  • Acne Clear (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen-Cilag, Kenya
  • Acne Crème Plus Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Switzerland
  • ACNE PLUS Creme Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Austria
  • Acneclear (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen, South Africa
  • Acnegal
    Comerlat Pharmaceutical, Colombia
  • Acnepas
    Atlas Farmc., Argentina
  • Acneplus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Belgium
  • Acnesan
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Acnestar
    Mankind, India
  • Acnetick-10
    Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Colombia
  • Acnex
    Konsuma, Venezuela
  • Acnexyl
    Pharmasant Lab, Thailand
  • Acnidazil (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen, South Africa
  • Aczee
    Zee Lab, Thailand
  • Aczo
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Adaben-Duo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Adasept b.p.5
    Odan, Canada
  • Akana
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Akne BP
    Spirig Baltikum, Lithuania
  • Aknefug
    Dr. August Wolff, Serbia
  • Aknefug BP 5
    Spirig, Switzerland
  • Aknefug-Oxid
    Dr. August Wolff, Estonia; Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Dr. August Wolff, Latvia; Wolff, Germany
  • Akneroxid
    Almirall, Switzerland; Almirall, Singapore; Almirall Hermal, Austria; Almirall Hermal, Czech Republic; Almirall Hermal, Germany; Almirall Hermal, Hungary; Hermal, Slovakia; iNova, Hong Kong; iNova, Malaysia
  • Aksil
    Embil, Turkey
  • Asepxiagel
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Basiron
    Galderma Nordic, Denmark
  • Basiron AC
    Galderma, Norway; Galderma Nordic, Sweden
  • Basiron AC Wash
    Galderma Nordic, Sweden
  • Benoxygel
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Benzac
    Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Israel; Galderma, Netherlands; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Venezuela; Galderma Italia, Italy
  • Benzac AC
    Galderma, Brazil; Galderma, Chile; Galderma, Colombia; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Mexico; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Peru; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Taiwan; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa; Taymed, Turkey
  • Benzac Plus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Galderma, Peru
  • Benzac-AC
    Galderma, India
  • Benzacide
    Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • BenzaClin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Benzacne
    Nycomed, Poland
  • Benzaderm
    Mex-América, Mexico
  • Benzadermine (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Trenker, Belgium
  • Benzagel
    Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • Benzaknen
    Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Germany
  • Benzaknen 10%
    Galderma, Austria
  • Benzaknen 5%
    Galderma, Austria
  • Benzalin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Farma-Tek, Turkey
  • Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Farma-Tek, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Lebanon; Shandong Dermik, China; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Israel
  • Benzihex
    Galderma, China
  • Benzihex AC
    Galderma, Argentina
  • Benzolac
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Benzolac Cl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Surya Dermato Medica, Hong Kong; Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Benzoylperoxide hydrogel PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Benzoylperoxide Samenwerkende Apothekers
    Samenwerkende Apothekers, Netherlands
  • Brevoxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, India; GlaxoSmithKline, Malta; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, Norway; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Pakistan; Stiefel, Romania; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Taiwan; Stiefel Laboratories Polska Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Brevoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Benzoic Acid)
    Stiefel, South Africa
  • Caress
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser
    Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand
  • Clearasil Ultra
    Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Clidan B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cassara, Argentina; D&M Pharma, Peru
  • Clindacur (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cinetic, Argentina
  • Clindoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, India; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GSK, Turkey; LEO Pharma, Finland; LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark; Stiefel, Canada
  • Clinred-B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Encore, India
  • Cordes BPO
    Ichthyol, Germany
  • Curaspot
    Galderma, France
  • Cutacnyl
    Galderma, France; Galderma, Lebanon; Laboratoires Galderma, Georgia
  • Cutacnyl 10%
    Galderma, France
  • Cutacnyl 2,5 et 5%
    Galderma, France
  • Dercome
    Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Remedia, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bulgaria; GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, Malta; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Georgia; Stiefel, Hungary; Stiefel, Iceland; Stiefel, Italy; Stiefel, Lebanon; Stiefel, Lithuania; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Slovakia; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Vietnam; Stiefel Laboratories Polska Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Duac Acne (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Stiefel, Netherlands
  • Duac Once Daily (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Tunisia; Stiefel, Taiwan; Stiefel Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Duo Clindacin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Eclaran
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre, Lebanon; Pierre Fabre, Vietnam; Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, France
  • Ecnagel P.B.
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • Ecuaderm
    Roemmers, Venezuela
  • Enzoxid
    Zyg Pharma, Thailand
  • Epiduo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    2care4, Norway; Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Switzerland; Galderma, Chile; Galderma, Colombia; Galderma, Germany; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Spain; Galderma, France; Galderma, United Kingdom; Galderma, Greece; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Iceland; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Tunisia; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Nordic, Denmark; Galderma Nordic, Sweden; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand
  • Epiduo 0.1%/2.5% (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene] 0.1% Adapalene/2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Galderma, Austria
  • Erimicin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Erybenz (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Verisfield, Greece
  • Fona Plus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Freshlook (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Indoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Austria; GlaxoSmithKline, Costa Rica; GlaxoSmithKline, Dominican Republic; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, Guatemala; GlaxoSmithKline, Honduras; GlaxoSmithKline, Nicaragua; GlaxoSmithKline, Panama; GlaxoSmithKline, Peru; GlaxoSmithKline, El Salvador; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Mexico
  • Kruidvat Benzoylperoxide
    Marel, Netherlands
  • Lubexyl
    Magnapharma, Poland; Permamed, Switzerland; Phoenix Pharma, Hungary
  • Marduk
    S & K Pharma, Germany
  • Oxiderma
    Galderma, Spain
  • Oxipor
    Idefar, Colombia
  • Oxy
    GlaxoSmithKline, Colombia; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; SmithKline Beecham, Lithuania
  • OXY-10
    GlaxoSmithKline, Poland
  • Pangel
    Pannoc, Belgium
  • Pannogel
    Sinclair, France; Sinclair, Lebanon
  • PanOxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom; Provenco, Ecuador; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Israel; Stiefel, Italy; Stiefel, Lebanon; Stiefel, Lithuania; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Portugal; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Taiwan
  • Panoxyl 10%
    Stiefel, Canada
  • Panoxyl 20%
    Stiefel, Canada
  • Panoxyl 4%
    Stiefel, Vietnam
  • Panoxyl 5%
    Stiefel, Canada
  • Pansulfox
    Stiefel, Chile
  • Paracne
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Paxcutol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France; Virbac, Netherlands
  • PB Gel
    Lagos, Argentina
  • Perclin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Pernex-AC
    Adcock Ingram, India
  • Perobar
    Ajanta Pharma, Vietnam
  • Peroxacne
    Isdin, Spain
  • Peroxiben
    Isdin, Chile; Isdin, Spain
  • Peroxiclin Duo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    LKM, Argentina
  • Peroxyderm (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany
  • Phisoderm Anti-Acne
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Pirobac
    Koni-Cofarm, Chile
  • Pirobac Forte
    Koni-Cofarm, Chile
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Quinoderm, Lithuania; Winthrop, South Africa
  • Reloxyl
    Sinclair, Italy
  • Sinac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Medihealth, Colombia
  • Smed (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Solucel
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Solugel
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Chile; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Peru
  • Stop Espinilla Normaderm
    Productos Capilares, Spain
  • Tactuo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Canada
  • Tactuoben (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Isdin, Spain
  • Tiltis
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • Valucne PB
    Valuge, Argentina
  • Vixiderm
    Investi, Argentina
  • Zarcad (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Frezyderm, Greece
  • Acnacyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Union, Taiwan
  • ACNE PLUS (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Germany
  • ACNE PLUS Creme Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Germany
  • Acnecide
    Galderma, United Kingdom; Galderma, Ireland
  • Acnidazil (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Italchimici, Italy
  • Akneroxid
    Almirall Hermal, Poland
  • Brevoxyl
    Stiefel, Ireland
  • Dermaxid (veterinary use)
    Fatro, Italy
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Stiefel, Israel
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    LEO Pharma, Sweden; Stiefel, Czech Republic; Stiefel, Estonia; Stiefel, Ireland; Stiefel, Latvia; Stiefel, Portugal
  • DUAC (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Germany; Stiefel, Germany
  • Effacné
    La Roche Posay, France
  • Katoxyn (Benzoyl Peroxide and Silver)
    Deverge, Italy
  • Panalene Duo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Paxcutol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, United Kingdom
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydroxyquinoline)
    Alliance, Ireland
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Alliance, United Kingdom

International Drug Name Search


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