Benzac W Wash Topical Gel (Benzoyl Peroxide) Medication


Benzac W Wash Topical Gel (Benzoyl Peroxide)

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Drug Description


Benzac W Wash is a topical gel is a topical medication commonly used to treat mild to moderate acne. It contains benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide also has keratolytic properties, meaning it helps to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells.  

The gel works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and by causing the skin to dry and peel. This helps to unclog pores and prevent the formation of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads). 

When applied to the affected areas of the skin, benzoyl peroxide penetrates the hair follicles and pores. It helps to kill the bacteria that contribute to acne, specifically Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). By reducing the number of bacteria, it helps to reduce inflammation and prevent new breakouts from forming. 

Use and Dosage 

Benzac W Wash Topical Gel is for external use only. It should be used or applied once or twice daily to the affected area or as directed by your doctor. Start with one application daily and increase to twice daily if needed. 

To use Benzac W Wash, follow these general instructions: 

  1. Wet the affected areas of your skin with water. 
  2. Gently rub the cleanser into the skin for 10-20 seconds. 
  3. Apply a small amount of the gel to your fingertips and gently massage it onto the affected areas. 
  4. Leave the gel on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with water. 
  5. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. 
  6. Wash your hands after applying the gel. 

If you are using the wash to treat rosacea, apply benzoyl peroxide to your face. Avoid getting it into your eyes, inside your nose or mouth, on the lips, or on any areas of broken skin since it may cause irritation. 

Benzac W Wash should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss an application, apply the medication as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next application, skip that missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not apply more often than prescribed by your doctor. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Dry skin 
  • Feeling of warmth 
  • Itching 
  • Peeling 
  • Skin irritation 
  • Dryness or peeling of the skin (may occur after a few days) 
  • Feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of the skin 

Serious Side Effects  

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever 
  • Swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness 
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat 
  • Wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing 


  • Avoid Contact with Eyes and Mucous Membranes: Benzoyl peroxide should not come into contact with your eyes, mouth, or other mucous membranes, as it may cause irritation. If accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. 
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Benzoyl peroxide can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen and protective clothing to minimize sun exposure while using the gel. 
  • Bleaching Effect: Benzoyl peroxide has the potential to bleach hair and dyed fabrics. Take care to avoid contact with colored fabrics and wash your hands thoroughly after use to prevent accidental bleaching. 
  • Interaction with Other Medications: Benzoyl peroxide may interact with certain medications. Inform your healthcare professional about all the medications you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products, to avoid any potential interactions. 
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, discuss the use of the gel with your healthcare professional. They can provide guidance on its safety and suitability during these periods. 
  • Sensitivity: Some individuals may be more sensitive to benzoyl peroxide. If you have known allergies or sensitivities to benzoyl peroxide or any other ingredients in the product, avoid using it or consult your healthcare professional. 
  • Skin Irritation: Benzoyl peroxide can cause skin dryness, redness, and peeling, especially when you first start using it. If you experience severe or persistent irritation, consult your healthcare professional. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Benzoyl Peroxide





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