Benzoyl Peroxide 5% 2.1OZ

Benzoyl Peroxide 5% 2.1OZ

  • Brand: Perrigo
  • Product Code: Benzoyl Peroxide 5% 2.1OZ
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Acne Treatment Gel

Aqueous Base

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 2.5%, 5%, and 10% Aqueous Base Acne Gels are topical preparations containing benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient.

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 5% Aqueous Base Acne Gel contains: 5% benzoyl peroxide, in an aqueous gel base formulated with carbomer homopolymer type C, dimethicone, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, edetate disodium, glycerin, hydrated silica, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5%, 5%, and 10% are indicated for use in the topical treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5%, 5%, and 10% may be used as an adjunct in acne treatment regimens including antibiotics, retinoic acid products, and sulfur/salicylic acid containing preparations.

The exact method of action of benzoyl peroxide in acne vulgaris is not known. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent with demonstrated activity against Propionibacterium acnes. This action, combined with the mild keratolytic effect of benzoyl peroxide is believed to be responsible for its usefulness in acne.


Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5%, 5%, and 10% should not be used in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to benzoyl peroxide or to any of the other ingredients in the products.

You should NOT use Benzoyl Peroxide if you are: 

Pregnant or Nursing

Under the age of 12


General -

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. AVOID CONTACT WITH HAIR, FABRICS OR CARPETING AS BENZOYL PEROXIDE WILL CAUSE BLEACHING.

Adverse Reactions

Contact sensitization reactions are associated with the use of topical benzoyl peroxide products and may be expected to occur in 10 to 25 of 1000 patients. The most frequent adverse reactions associated with benzoyl peroxide use are excessive erythema and peeling which may be expected to occur in 5 of 100 patients. Excessive erythema and peeling most frequently appear during the initial phase of drug use and may normally be controlled by reducing frequency of use.

Perrigo Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Dosage and Administration

It is recommended that therapy be initiated with Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 5%, applying the medication to the affected areas once a day during the first week, and twice a day thereafter as tolerated. Frequency of use should be adjusted to obtain the desired clinical response. Therapy with Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 10% may be initiated in patients who demonstrate accommodation to Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 2.5% and 5%.

Gentle cleansing of the affected areas prior to application of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 2.5%, 5%, or 10% may be beneficial.

Clinically visible improvements will normally occur by the third week of therapy. Maximum lesion reduction may be expected after approximately eight to twelve weeks of drug use. Continuing use of the drug is normally required to maintain a satisfactory clinical response.

benzoyl peroxide TOPICAL GEL (GRAM) 5 %


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