Benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical: capsules, pads
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical:
Dryness; feeling of warmth; mild irritation, itching, peeling, redness, or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; dizziness; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); excessive burning, itching, irritation, peeling, redness, or tenderness of your skin; extreme dryness; swelling.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical: topical pad
Excessive drying has been associated with skin peeling, irritation, erythema, and possible edema.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included allergic contact dermatitis and excessive drying (4%).[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been reported.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects including dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, and lethargy have been reported.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects including hyperpnea have been reported.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Inova (benzoyl peroxide topical)." JSJ Pharmaceuticals, Doylestown, PA.
Not all side effects for benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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