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BeyondClear Side Effects

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name BeyondClear.

For the Consumer

Applies to benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid topical: topical pad

Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid topical can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. These reactions may occur just a few minutes after you apply the medicine, or within a day or longer afterward.

Stop using this medicine and Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical: hives, itching; difficult breathing, feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about BeyondClear (benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid topical)

Consumer resources

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