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Brand & Generic Names

Acetoxyl 2.5 Gel Desquam-X 10 Wash
Acetoxyl 5 Gel Dry and Clear 5 Lotion
Acetoxyl 10 Gel Dry and Clear Double
Acetoxyl 20 Gel Strength 10 Cream
Acne Aid 10 Cream Fostex 5 Gel
Acne-5 Lotion Fostex 10 Bar
Acne-10 Lotion Fostex 10 Cream
Acne-Mask Fostex 10 Gel
Acnomel B.P. 5 Lotion Fostex 10 Wash
Ben-Aqua 2-1/2 Gel H2Oxyl 2.5 Gel
Ben-Aqua 2-1/2 Lotion H2Oxyl 5 Gel
Ben-Aqua 5 Gel H2Oxyl 10 Gel
Ben-Aqua 5 Lotion H2Oxyl 20 Gel
Ben-Aqua 10 Gel Loroxide 5 Lotion with
Ben-Aqua 10 Lotion Flesh Tinted Base
Ben-Aqua Masque 5 Loroxide 5.5 Lotion
Benoxyl 5 Lotion Neutrogena Acne Mask 5
Benoxyl 10 Lotion Noxzema Clear-Ups
Benoxyl 20 Lotion Maximum Strength 10
Benzac Ac 2-1/2 Gel Noxzema Clear-Ups On-the-
Benzac Ac 5 Gel Spot 10 Lotion
Benzac Ac 10 Gel Oxy 5 Tinted Lotion
Benzac W 2-1/2 Gel Oxy 5 Vanishing Formula
Benzac W 5 Gel Lotion
Benzac W 10 Gel Oxy 5 Vanishing Lotion
Benzagel 5 Acne Lotion Oxy 10
Benzagel 5 Acne Wash Oxy 10 Daily Face Wash
Benzagel 5 Gel Oxy 10 Tinted Lotion
Benzagel 10 Gel Oxy 10 Vanishing Lotion
Benzamycin Oxyderm 5 Lotion
BenzaShave 5 Cream Oxyderm 10 Lotion
BenzaShave 10 Cream Oxyderm 20 Lotion
Brevoxyl 4 Gel PanOxyl 5 Bar
Buf-Oxal 10 PanOxyl 5 Gel
Clear By Design 2.5 Gel PanOxyl 10 Bar
Clearasil BP Plus 5 Cream PanOxyl 10 Gel
Clearasil BP Plus 5 Lotion PanOxyl 15 Gel
Clearasil Maximum Strength PanOxyl 20 Gel
Medicated Anti-Acne 10 PanOxyl AQ 2-1/2 Gel
Tinted Cream PanOxyl AQ 5 Gel
Clearasil Maximum Strength Persa-Gel 5
Medicated Anti-Acne 10 Persa-Gel 10
Vanishing Cream Persa-Gel W 5
Clearasil Medicated Persa-Gel W 10
Anti-Acne 10 Vanishing pHIsoAc BP 10
Lotion Propa P.H. 10 Acne
Cuticura Acne 5 Cream Cover Stick
Del-Aqua-5 Gel Propa P.H. 10 Liquid
Del-Aqua-10 Gel Acne Soap
Del-Ray Stri-Dex Maximum Strength
Dermoxyl 2.5 Gel Treatment 10 Cream
Dermoxyl 5 Gel Theroxide 5 Lotion
Dermoxyl 10 Gel Theroxide 10 Lotion
Dermoxyl 20 Gel Theroxide 10 Wash
Dermoxyl Aqua Topex 5 Lotion
Desquam-E 2.5 Gel Topex 10 Lotion
Desquam-E 5 Gel Vanoxide 5 Lotion
Desquam-E 10 Gel Xerac BP 5 Gel
Desquam-X 2.5 Gel Xerac BP 10 Gel
Desquam-X 5 Gel Xeroxin-5 Gel
Desquam-X 5 Wash Xeroxin-10 Gel
Desquam-X 10 Gel

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? No
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Anti-acne (topical)


  • Treatment for acne.
  • Treats pressure sores.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to use:
Cream, gel, pads, sticks, lotion, cleansing bar or facial mask--Wash affected area with plain soap and water. Dry gently with towel. Rub medicine into affected areas. Keep away from eyes, nose, mouth.

When to use:
Apply 1 or more times daily. If you have a fair complexion, start with single application at bedtime.

If you forget an application:
Use as soon as you remember.

What drug does:
Slowly releases oxygen from skin, which controls some skin bacteria. Also causes peeling and drying, helping control blackheads and whiteheads.

Time lapse before drug works:
1 to 2 weeks.

Don't use with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


None expected.


  • If person swallows drug, call doctor, poison-control center or hospital emergency room for instructions.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    None expected.


    None expected.


  • Rash, excessive dryness, peeling skin.
  • Painful skin irritation.


    None expected.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to benzoyl peroxide.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you plan to become pregnant within medication period.
  • If you take oral contraceptives.
  • If you are using any other prescription or non-prescription medicine for acne.
  • If you are using abrasive skin cleansers or medicated cosmetics.

Over age 60:
No problems expected.

No proven problems. Consult doctor.

No proven problems. Consult doctor.

Infants & children:
Not recommended.

Prolonged use:
Permanent rash or scarring.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected.


  • May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Discontinue when acne improves.
  • If acne doesn't improve in 2 weeks, call doctor.


  • Keep away from hair and clothing. May bleach.
  • Store away from heat in cool, dry place.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, lips, nose and sensitive areas of the neck.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

------------------------ -----------------------
Antiacne topical Excessive skin
preparations, irritation.
Skin-peeling agents Excessive skin
(salicylic acid, irritation.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Beverages: None expected.
Cocaine: None expected.
Cinnamon, foods Skin rash.
Marijuana: None expected.
Tobacco: None expected.

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