What is Benzoyl Peroxide topical?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Benzoyl peroxide is a topical acne product that is used as adjunctive treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris and acne rosacea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
acne 35 14
Acne breakout 10 6
rosacea 3 0
eczema 1 0
hidradenitis suppurativa 1 0
seborrheic dermatitis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 6
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 5
Dryness 1
eczema 1
Itching 1
Itching all over 1
Pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 1
10 g every other week 1
3 % daily 1
3 g daily 1
3.5 g daily 1
10 % daily 1
20 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Did not seem to work 6
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 9
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Benzoyl Peroxide topical

Dec 30, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for acne)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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