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Brand Names: Zacare

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical kit (Pronunciation: BEN zoe il per OX ide and SOE dee um HYE al ure ON ate)

What is benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical (Zacare)?

Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin.

Sodium hyaluronate is a lubricant that restores moisture to the skin.

Benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical are used together to treat severe acne along with dry or scaly skin.

Benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical (Zacare)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • redness or peeling of treated skin;
  • mild burning or stinging; or
  • dry skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate topical (Zacare)?

This medication comes as a kit containing benzoyl peroxide lotion and sodium hyaluronate gel.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or sodium hyaluronate.

Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.

Avoid getting this medication on your lips or in your mouth, nose, or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Benzoyl peroxide may bleach hair or fabrics. Avoid allowing this medication to come into contact with your hair or clothing.

It may take up to 3 weeks of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. The best results may be seen after 8 to 12 weeks of use. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.

Stop using benzoyl peroxide and sodium hyaluronate and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin.



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