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Benzoyl Peroxide

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

Scheme

USAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D10AE01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000094-36-0

Chemical Formula

C14-H10-O4

Molecular Weight

242

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, JAN)
  • Dibenzoylperoxid (IS: IUPAC)
  • Benzoyl peroxide, hydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrous (PH: BP 2016)
  • 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 38)

Brand Names

  • Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Valeant, United States
  • Acnase
    Zurita, Brazil
  • Acne Benz (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    GNP, Egypt
  • Acne Clear
    Altaire, United States
  • Acne Clear (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Janssen-Cilag, Kenya
  • Acne Crème Plus Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Switzerland
  • Acne Medication
    Rugby, United States
  • ACNE PLUS Creme Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Louis Widmer, Austria
  • Acnecare
    Louis Widmer, Netherlands
  • Acnepas
    Atlas Farmc., Argentina
  • Acneplus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Widmer, Belgium
  • Acnesan
    Fortbenton, Argentina
  • Acnestar
    Mankind, India
  • Acnex
    Konsuma, Venezuela
  • 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, Macedonia; Dr. August Wolff, Serbia
  • Aknefug BP
    Galderma Spirig, Switzerland
  • Aknefug-Oxid
    Dr. August Wolff, Estonia; Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Dr. August Wolff, Latvia; Wolff, Germany
  • Akneroxid
    Almirall Hermal, Austria; Almirall Hermal, Czech Republic; Almirall Hermal, Germany; Almirall Hermal, Hungary; Hermal, Slovakia; iNova, Hong Kong
  • Akneroxide 5%
    Hermal, Egypt
  • Aksil
    Embil, Turkey
  • Asepxiagel
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Basiron
    Galderma Nordic, Denmark
  • Basiron AC
    Galderma, Norway; Galderma Nordic, Sweden
  • Basiron AC 5%
    Galderma Nordic AB, Finland
  • Basiron AC Wash
    Galderma Nordic, Sweden
  • Basiron AC Wash 5%
    Galderma Nordic AB, Finland
  • Bencort (Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydrocortisone)
    River's Edge, United States
  • Benoxygel
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Benzac
    Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Canada; Galderma, Israel; Galderma, Netherlands; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, United States; Galderma, Venezuela; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland
  • Benzac AC
    Galderma, Brazil; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Mexico; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, New Zealand; Galderma, Peru; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Taiwan; Galderma, United States; Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile; Galderma Laboratories, South Africa; Taymed, Turkey
  • Benzac Plus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Galderma, Peru
  • Benzac W
    Galderma, United States
  • Benzac-AC
    Galderma, India
  • Benzacide
    Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • BenzaClin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Valeant, United States; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Benzacne 10%
    Takeda, Poland
  • Benzacne 5%
    Takeda, Poland
  • Benzaderm
    Mex-América, Mexico
  • Benzadermine (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Trenker, Belgium
  • Benzagel
    Dermik, United States; Pharma Health, Pakistan
  • Benzaknen
    Galderma, Germany; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland
  • Benzaknen 10%
    Galderma, Austria
  • Benzaknen 5%
    Galderma, Austria
  • Benzalin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Farma-Tek, Turkey
  • Benzamycin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Farma-Tek, Turkey; Medilink Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, Lebanon; Shandong Dermik, China; Valeant, United States; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Israel
  • Benzamycin Pak (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Valeant, United States
  • BenzEFoam
    Onset, United States
  • Benzihex
    Galderma, China
  • Benzihex AC
    Galderma, Argentina
  • Benziq
    Graceway, United States
  • Benziq LS
    Graceway, United States
  • Benzolac
    Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Benzolac Cl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Surya Dermato Medica, Hong Kong; Surya Dermato Medica Lab, Indonesia
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Fougera
    Fougera, United States
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Glades
    Glades, United States
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Kylemore
    Kylemore Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Benzoyl Peroxide River's Edge
    River's Edge, United States
  • Benzoylperoxide hydrogel PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Benzoylperoxide Samenwerkende Apothekers
    Samenwerkende Apothekers, Netherlands
  • BPS (Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur)
    Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, United States
  • Brevoxyl
    Beecham, Malta; GlaxoSmithKline, Bangladesh; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, India; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GlaxoSmithKline, United States; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Malaysia; 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
  • Brevoxyl 4%
    GlaxoSmithKline, Cyprus; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom
  • Caress
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser
    Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand
  • Clearasil
    Boots Healthcare, United States
  • Clearasil Ultra
    Reckitt Benckiser, New Zealand
  • Clidan B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cassara, Argentina; D&M Pharma, Peru
  • Clidan-B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    D & M Pharma, Chile
  • Clinac
    Ferndale Healthcare, United States
  • Clindacur (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Cinetic, Argentina
  • Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Mylan (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Mylan, United States
  • Clindoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa; GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, India; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GSK, Turkey; Leo Pharma, Denmark; Stiefel, Canada
  • Clinred-B (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Encore, India
  • Cordes BPO
    Ichthyol, Germany
  • Curaspot 5%
    Galderma, France
  • Cutacnyl
    Galderma, France; Galderma, Lebanon; Laboratoires Galderma, Georgia
  • Cutacnyl 2.5%
    Galderma, France
  • Cutacnyl 5%
    Galderma, France
  • Delos
    Rochester Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Dercome
    Dr. August Wolff, Lithuania; Remedia, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Desquam-E
    Westwood Squibb, United States
  • Desquam-X
    Ranbaxy, United States
  • Duac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Bulgaria; GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, Croatia (Hrvatska); GlaxoSmithKline, Malta; GlaxoSmithKline, Romania; GlaxoSmithKline, Slovenia; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Georgia; Stiefel, Hungary; Stiefel, Iceland; Stiefel, Italy; Stiefel, Lebanon; Stiefel, Lithuania; Stiefel, Malaysia; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Slovakia; Stiefel, United States; Stiefel, Vietnam; Stiefel Laboratories Polska Sp. z.o.o., Poland; Wellcome Limited, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Duac Acne (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Stiefel, Netherlands
  • Duac Once Daily (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; Stiefel, United Kingdom; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Thailand; Stiefel, Tunisia; Stiefel, Taiwan
  • Duo Clindacin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Eclaran
    Pierre Fabre, Czech Republic; Pierre Fabre, Lebanon; Pierre Fabre, Portugal; Pierre Fabre, Vietnam; Pierre Fabre Dermatologie, France; Pierre Fabre Medicament, Slovakia
  • Ecnagel P.B.
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • Ecuaderm
    Roemmers, Venezuela
  • Effaclar Duo
    La Roche-Posay, United States
  • Effacné 5%
    La Roche Posay, France
  • Effezel (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Mexico
  • Epiduo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    2care4, Norway; Galderma, Argentina; Galderma, Australia; Galderma, Belgium; Galderma, Germany; Galderma, Ecuador; Galderma, Spain; Galderma, France; Galderma, Greece; Galderma, Hong Kong; Galderma, Iceland; Galderma, Malaysia; Galderma, Norway; Galderma, Philippines; Galderma, Poland; Galderma, Portugal; Galderma, Singapore; Galderma, Thailand; Galderma, Tunisia; Galderma, United States; Galderma Chile Laboratorios, Chile; Galderma Italia, Italy; Galderma Nordic, Denmark; Galderma Nordic, Sweden; Galderma Spirig, Switzerland; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand
  • Epiduo 0.1% (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Epiduo 2.5% (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Austria; Galderma Nordic AB, Finland; Galderma U.K., United Kingdom
  • Erimicin (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Erybenz (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Verisfield, Greece; Verispield, Cyprus
  • Fona Plus (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Freshlook (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Indoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Costa Rica; GlaxoSmithKline, Dominican Republic; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; GlaxoSmithKline, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, Guatemala; GlaxoSmithKline, Honduras; GlaxoSmithKline, Nicaragua; GlaxoSmithKline, Panama; GlaxoSmithKline, Peru; GlaxoSmithKline, El Salvador; GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, Austria; Stiefel, Colombia; Stiefel, Mexico
  • Inova
    Cipher, United States
  • Inova Acne Control Therapy (Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid, + Tocopherol)
    Cipher, United States
  • Klina (Benzoyl Peroxide and Benzoyl Peroxide)
    Royal Pharma, Chile
  • Kruidvat Benzoylperoxide
    Marel, Netherlands
  • Lavoclen
    Prasco, United States
  • Lubexyl
    Permamed, Switzerland; Phoenix Pharma, Hungary
  • Marduk
    S & K Pharma, Germany
  • NeoBenz
    SkinMedica, United States
  • Neutrogena Clear Pore
    Neutrogena, United States
  • Neutrogena on the Spot Acne Treatment
    Neutrogena, United States
  • NuOx (Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur)
    Gentex Pharma, United States
  • Oxiderma
    Galderma, Spain
  • Oxy
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; SmithKline Beecham, Lithuania
  • Oxy Oil-Free
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States
  • Oxyderm
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Canada
  • Pacnex LP
    Medimetriks, United States
  • Pangel
    Pannoc, Belgium
  • Pannogel
    Sinclair, France; Sinclair, Lebanon
  • PanOxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, United States; Provenco, Ecuador; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Spain; Stiefel, Hong Kong; Stiefel, Israel; Stiefel, Lebanon; Stiefel, Lithuania; Stiefel, New Zealand; Stiefel, Philippines; Stiefel, Portugal; Stiefel, Taiwan
  • Panoxyl 10%
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; Stiefel, Canada
  • PanOxyl 2.5%
    GlaxoSmithKline UK, United Kingdom
  • Panoxyl 4%
    Stiefel, Vietnam
  • Panoxyl 5%
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; Stiefel, Canada; Stiefel, Egypt
  • 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
    Arafarma, Spain
  • Peroxiben
    Isdin, Spain
  • Peroxiclin Duo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    LKM, Argentina
  • Phisoderm Anti-Acne
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Quinoderm, Lithuania
  • RE Benzoyl Peroxide River's Edge
    River's Edge, United States
  • Riax
    Artesa Labs, United States
  • SE BPO
    SETON, United States
  • Sinac (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Medihealth, Colombia
  • Smed (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Solucel
    Stiefel, Spain
  • Soluclenz
    Obagi Medical Products, United States
  • Solugel
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Ecuador; Stiefel, Brazil; Stiefel, Peru
  • Solugel 4%
    Laboratorios Stiefel de Chile y Cia., Chile
  • Stiefel Indoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin)
    Laboratorios Stiefel de Chile y Cia., Chile
  • Stop Espinilla Normaderm
    Productos Capilares, Spain
  • Sulfoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Sulfur)
    Stiefel, United States
  • Tactuo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Galderma, Canada
  • Tactuoben (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Isdin, Spain
  • Tiltis
    Novoplos, Argentina
  • TL BPO MX
    Trigen, United States
  • Triaz
    Medicis Dermatologics, United States
  • Valucne PB
    Valuge, Argentina
  • Vanoxide HC (Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydrocortisone)
    Summers, United States
  • Vixiderm
    Investi, Argentina
  • Zarcad (Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin)
    Frezyderm, Greece
  • Zoderm
    Doak Dermatologics, United States
  • Acnacyl (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Union, Taiwan
  • ACNE PLUS (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Louis Widmer, Germany
  • ACNE PLUS Creme Widmer (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Louis Widmer, Germany
  • Acnecide
    Galderma, Ireland
  • Acnidazil (Benzoyl Peroxide and Miconazole)
    Italchimici, Italy
  • Akneroxid
    Almirall Hermal, Poland
  • Brevoxyl
    GlaxoSmithKline, 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
  • Panalene Duo (Benzoyl Peroxide and Adapalene)
    Panalab, Argentina
  • Papclair 5%
    Sinclair, France
  • Patima
    Taiguk, South Korea
  • Paxcutol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, United Kingdom
  • Quinoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydroxyquinoline)
    Alliance, Ireland
  • Quinoderm 10% (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Quinoderm 5% (Benzoyl Peroxide and Oxyquinoline)
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom

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ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
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USANUnited States Adopted Name

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