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Benzoyl peroxide 5%
for the treatment of acne
For external use only
Do not use
•have very sensitive skin
•are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide
When using this product
•skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time.
•avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen
•avoid contact with the eyes, lips, and mouth
•avoid contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by this product
•skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration.
Stop use and ask a doctor if
•irritation becomes severe
Keep out of reach of children.
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)
•Sensitivity Test for a New User. Apply product sparingly to one or two small affected areas during the first 3 days. If no discomfort occurs, follow the directions stated below.
•wet area to be cleansed
•apply acne wash and gently massage area for 1-2 minutes
•rinse thoroughly and pat dry
•because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor
•if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day
•if going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.
carbomer homopolymer, citric acid*, edetate disodium, glycerin, imidurea, lauryl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer, purified water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium hydroxide *may contain this ingredient
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Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
Acne Medication Wash
BENZOYL PEROXIDE LIQUID