This medication is used in the treatment of acne (pimples). It may be used in combination with other acne treatments. Benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne causing bacteria when applied to the skin.
Administration: Apply sparingly once daily; gradually increase to 2 to 3 times/day if needed. Wet skin areas to be treated prior to administration. Gently massage into skin for 10 to 20 seconds, working into a full lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membranes.
Caution: If excessive stinging or burning occurs after any single application, remove with mild soap and water.