How should I use Benzoyl Peroxide?
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Before using, wash affected area with a gentle cleanser and pat dry. Do not apply to raw or irritated skin. Apply enough medicine to cover the area and rub in gently. Avoid getting medicine in your eyes, lips, nose, mouth, or other sensitive areas. Do not wash treated areas of skin for at least 1 hour after using the medicine. If you experience very dry and peeling skin or skin irritation, talk to your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Benzoyl Peroxide contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Benzoyl Peroxide is only for you. Do not share Benzoyl Peroxide with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.