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Brand Names: NuOx, Sulfoxyl Regular, Sulfoxyl Strong

Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical (Pronunciation: BEN zoe ill per OX ide and SULL fur)

What is benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical (NuOx, Sulfoxyl Regular, Sulfoxyl Strong)?

Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect that decreases oiliness of the skin.

When sulfur is applied topically, it causes drying and peeling of the skin. This allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away.

Benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical is used to treat acne.

Benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical (NuOx, Sulfoxyl Regular, Sulfoxyl Strong)?

Serious side effects are not likely to occur. Stop using benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives).

You may experience some burning, stinging, tingling, itching, redness, dryness, peeling, or irritation while you are using benzoyl peroxide topical. If these side effects are excessive, apply benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical less often.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. 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 sulfur topical (NuOx, Sulfoxyl Regular, Sulfoxyl Strong)?

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin or on an open wound.

Avoid abrasive, harsh, or drying soaps and cleansers while using benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical.

Avoid contact with clothing and hair. Benzoyl peroxide may cause bleaching.

Avoid combining PABA-containing sunscreens and benzoyl peroxide and sulfur topical. Temporary skin discoloration may occur if they are used together.



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