Zoderm (Benzoyl Peroxide/Urea) – 4.5-10% Cleanser 400ml
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Chemical Name: BENZOYL PEROXIDE (BEN-zoe-ill per-OX-ide) and UREA (yoo-REE-ah)
This medicine is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions used to treat acne.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are using other skin products or acne medicines. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about using this medicine.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor or on the package. Wash the affected area as directed by your doctor. Wet your skin and apply liberally to the area(s) to be cleansed. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed and a full lather develops. Rinse thoroughly. Gently pat the area dry. Wash your hands after using this medicine. Contact your doctor if the affected area becomes too dry. You may need to use less medicine or apply the medicine less often. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dosed and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS for this medicine to work. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. If your acne does not improve or it becomes worse, check with your doctor. Contact your doctor if excessive irritation develops. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun or sunlamps until you know how you react to this medicine. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. THIS MEDICINE MAY BLEACH HAIR and colored fabric. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER MEDICINES, special cleansers, aftershave, or cosmetics on your skin without checking with your doctor. AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE in your eyes, on the inside of your nose or mouth, or on your lips. If you get this medicine in your eyes, immediately wash them out with cool tap water. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment include dryness, peeling, feeling of warmth, or stinging. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience excessive itching, burning, tenderness, or redness of your skin; or extreme dryness. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include excessive scaling or redness, or swelling at the application site. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.