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Benzac is a brand name for benzoyl peroxide, a topical agent used to treat acne. It has an antibacterial effect, in order to kill the bacteria infecting serious acne lesions. It also works to dry out skin, so that it does not produce excess oils. Benzac works by cleaning out deposits of oil under the skin and drying them out; for this reason it may be two to three weeks until you observe improvement in your skin. Do not stop using Benzac even if you do not see immediate improvement. You should not cover the area where you apply Benzac unless your doctor tells you to do so.

There are some situations in which you should not use Benzac. If you are being treated with tretonoin, which includes Altinac, Avita, Renova, Retin-A, and Tretin-X. The combination of one of these with Benzac could cause your skin to become red and severely irritated. You should also be very careful not to get Benzac in your eyes, mouth, or mucus membranes. These tissues are very sensitive, and exposure to Benzac could be painful. Because your skin will be especially sensitive while you are using Benzac, try to avoid harsh, irritating chemicals such as certain shampoos, soaps, skin cleansers, astringents, hair coloring, hair removers, waxes, or skin products that contain lime or alcohol. You should also try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, and when you do go out, apply a gentle sunscreen and cover as much of your skin as you can. Do not apply Benzac to skin that is sunburned, wind-burned, chapped, irritated, injured or broken, and do not put it on areas of eczema, which need their own methods of treatment. You should also be aware that Benzac can bleach your hair or your clothing if it gets on there, so try only to apply it to your affected skin.

Benzac is generally safe for most people to use, but it can cause some side effects. You may experience mild burning, stinging, itching, tingling, dryness, peeling, redness, swelling, or irritation of your skin. If you experience an allergic reaction, you may experience difficulty breathing, swelling of your tongue, throat, face, or lips, or hives. If you have an allergic reaction, stop using Benzac and call your doctor immediately.

Benzac is in Pregnancy Category C, which means it is not known whether it will harm a fetus. Because the possibility exists, it is not recommended for use in pregnant women. You should always make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known whether Benzac passes into breast milk, or whether it can harm a baby by this means, so discuss with your doctor whether you should stop nursing your baby or suspend your use of Benzac while you breast feed. Benzac has not been evaluated for use in children under age twelve, so it is not recommended for them.

Benzac has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of benzac


• Molecular formula of benzac is C14H10O4
• Molecular weight is 242.23 g/mol
Benzac available : 2.5% gel 60gm tube, 5% gel 60gm tube, 10% gel 60gm tube, 2.5% gel 90gm tube

Generic name: Benzoyl peroxide

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