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Generic Name: Benzoyl peroxide topical [ben-zoyl-per-ox-ide]
Brand Names: Acne foaming cream face cleanser, Acne-clear, Benzac ac, Benzac ac wash, Benzac W,… Show all 37 brands
Drug Class: Topical Acne agents

What is Acne-clear?

Benzoyl peroxide is a natural antibacterial. Also, it has a slight drying action, allowing extra oils and dirt to be quickly eliminated from your skin.

Acne-clear (for the face) can be used to treat Acne.

There are a variety of varieties and brands of benzoyl peroxide on the market. Some brands are not included in this brochure.

Acne clear can also be used to treat other conditions not covered in this guideline.


Benzoyl peroxide may result in a rare but severe allergic reaction or severe skin discomfort


Stop using this medicine immediately and seek medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction that causes itching, hives, breathing difficulties, light-headedness, or swelling in the lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Before you Take This Drug

It is not recommended to use benzoyl peroxide if you have an allergy to it or are suffering from

  • Very delicate skin.

Talk to a pharmacist or doctor about whether Acne Clear is safe for you to apply if you have any skin issues or allergic reactions.

Talk to your doctor before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Use this medicine only on your child without medical guidance.

How to Take Acne-clear?

Acne-clear may cause an uncommon but severe allergic reaction or severe skin discomfort. Before you start taking this medication, you can apply an initial "test dose" to see whether you experience a reaction. You can apply a tiny quantity of the drug to one or two small spots on your face daily for three days. If no reaction occurs, then you can begin applying the dosage on the fourth day.Follow the directions on the label or according to the prescription of your physician.

Don't take it in the mouth. The topical medication is intended to be used only on the skin. Avoid using on damaged or open wounds, skin that is sunburned or windburned, or inflamed skin. Avoid using Acne-clear on the skin around wounds or regions of eczema. Make sure that the condition has been healed prior to using this drug.Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying the medication.Wipe clean and dry the face that is being treated. Apply benzoyl peroxide in small amounts and apply it slowly.

Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come along with your prescription. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand the instructions.There is a possibility that you will need to shake the medication each time you use it.Cover the treated areas of the skin unless your physician has instructed you to.

The peroxide benzoyl can bleach your hair or fabric. Beware of letting this drug get into your hair or clothes.It might take a few weeks to see your symptoms diminish. Use the medication exactly according to the directions, and inform your physician if symptoms don't improve.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and humidity.

What Happens if I Miss the Dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take the dose you missed when it's almost time to take your next dose. Don't apply two doses at once.

What Happens if I Overdose?

Get medical assistance in an emergency or contact the poison help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Wash with water when Acne-clear is found in the mouth or eyes.

Use skin care products only when they could cause irritation; for example, products that cause irritation, such as shampoos and soaps with harsh ingredients and hair colorants, or permanently chemical hair removers, waxes, or products for the skin that contain alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime,

Beware of exposure to the sun as well as tanning beds. Use protective clothing and sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) while you're outdoors.

Side effects of Acne-clear

Acne-clear could trigger an uncommon but severe allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. This reaction can happen just a few minutes following the application of the medication and may last for a few days or more.

Get rid of Acne. Clear immediately and seek urgent medical attention in the event that you exhibit symptoms warning signs of the allergic reaction, such as itching, hives, breathing difficulties, or feeling lightheaded; an increase in the size of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Do not use benzoyl peroxide. Consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from any of the following side reactions to the treated skin:

Mild effects

  • Intense burning or itching

  • Redness or severe stinging

  • Swelling 

  • Peeling.

Adverse side effects

  • Minor burning or stinging

  • The sensation of tingling or itching;

  • Dryness of the skin, peeling, or flaking

  • The redness of the skin or another inflammation.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. It is possible to report any side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-fda-1088.

Interaction with other Drugs

Using benzoyl peroxide when you're using tretinoin topically can result in serious skin irritation. Some brands with tretinoin are Avita, Renova, Retin-A, and Tretin-x


as well as others.

The skin care treatment will not affect other medicines that you take. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Inform your medical professionals about the medicines you take, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs.