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Benzoyl peroxide topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Benzoyl peroxide topical is also known as: ACNE MEDICATION 10, Acetoxyl, Acne Treatment, BP Wash, BPO, Benoxyl 10, Benprox, Benzac, Benzac AC, Benzagel, Benzagel-10, Benzagel-5, BenzePro, Brevoxyl, Brevoxyl Creamy Wash, Brevoxyl-4, Desquam-X Wash, Fostex Wash 10%, Oxy Daily Wash, Oxy-10, PR Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, PanOxyl, Peroxin A, Persa-Gel, Zeroxin

Medically reviewed on March 10, 2017

Benzoyl peroxide topical Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

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Benzoyl peroxide topical Breastfeeding Warnings

This drug should be used only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments: This drug should not be applied to the breast area to avoid accidental ingestion by the infant.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Triaz (benzoyl peroxide topical)." Medicis Dermatatologics Inc, Phoenix, AZ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Triaz (benzoyl peroxide topical)." Medicis Dermatatologics Inc, Phoenix, AZ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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