Acne Treatment

Name: Acne Treatment

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Acne Treatment?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Certain acne products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can rarely cause very bad and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions or very bad irritation. Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use Acne Treatment as you were told by the doctor or read the package label. Talk with the doctor.
  • Do not put on irritated skin.
  • Do not put on sunburned skin.
  • Do not leave this medicine on the skin longer than you have been told by the doctor.
  • Use of other skin products while using Acne Treatment may cause more irritation.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
  • You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
  • Use care when putting on. It may bleach hair or colored fabric.
  • This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If this medicine is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Acne Treatment while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

Acne Treatment Overview

Acne Treatment is a brand name medication included in a group of medications called Peroxides. For more information about Acne Treatment see its generic Benzoyl Peroxide

Acne Treatment Drug Class

Acne Treatment is part of the drug class:

  • Peroxides

For the Consumer

Applies to benzoyl peroxide topical: topical bar, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel/jelly, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad, topical soap, topical solution

Along with its needed effects, benzoyl peroxide topical (the active ingredient contained in Acne Treatment) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide topical:

Less common or rare
  • Painful irritation of skin, including burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling
  • skin rash
Incidence not known
  • Difficult breathing
  • fainting
  • hives
  • itching
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the throat

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking benzoyl peroxide topical:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Burning, itching, scaling, redness, or swelling of skin (severe)

Some side effects of benzoyl peroxide topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Dryness or peeling of the skin (may occur after a few days)
  • feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of the skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to benzoyl peroxide topical: compounding powder, topical bar, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical kit, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad, topical soap

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Peeling, application site erythema
Common (1% to 10%): Dryness, pruritus, contact sensitization reactions
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Burning sensation
Frequency not reported: Contact dermatitis, application site rash, application site discoloration, application site reactions (irritation and pain)[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions, including application site hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effects were peeling and application site erythema.[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Swelling of the face[Ref]

Some side effects of Acne Treatment may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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