Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is an active ingredient that is used in some medicines.

The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines can have more than one active ingredient and be available under different brand names. Medicines include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients.

This page about benzoyl peroxide automatically lists related information collected from other pages of our website.

The list below also includes links to brands of medicines that contain benzoyl peroxide, including their consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

Related information - benzoyl peroxide

Audience:
       

For health professionals
13 Oct 2016 Find out which tests, treatments or procedures healthcare providers and consumers should question, as recommended by Australian medical colleges.
01 Aug 2016
Recommendations from the Australasian College of Dermatologists on leg cellulitis, epidermal cysts, urticaria, distorted toenails & acne.
(Medicine)
17 Sep 2015 Find out about Clean and Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser (Cream cleanser). Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
12 Dec 2014 Brevoxyl Cream is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Brevoxyl Cream by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
12 Jun 2013 Benzac AC Gel is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Benzac AC Gel by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
12 Jun 2013 PanOxyl Acne Gel is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use PanOxyl Acne Gel by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
27 Oct 2012 Benzac AC Wash is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Benzac AC Wash by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
27 Oct 2012 Oxy Vanishing Cream is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Oxy Vanishing Cream by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
27 Oct 2012 Oxy Cream is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Oxy Cream by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.

Medicine brands that contain benzoyl peroxide