- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Benzac W* used for?
Generic for Benzac W* (Benzoyl Peroxide) is an antibacterial gel used to treat mild-to-moderate acne. Benzoyl Peroxide works by reducing the amount of bacteria that causes acne. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Benzac W*?
The dosage of Generic for Benzac W* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Benzac W*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
A small amount of Generic for Benzac W* is usually applied one to three times daily onto the affected area. Wash the affected area before applying the medication.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Benzac W*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Benzac W* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Benzac W*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Benzac W*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Benzac W*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Benzac W*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Benzac W*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Benzac W* can interact with other skin products containing alcohol as well as sunscreen containing PABA.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Benzac W*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Benzac W* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Benzac W* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Benzac W* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Benzac W* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Benzac W* can cause side effects such as stinging, burning, itching, dryness, peeling and redness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are skin rash, painful irritation, blistering, and swelling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Benzac W*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Benzac W*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Benzac W* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Benzac W*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Benzac W*?
How will Generic for Benzac W* work in my body?
How should Generic for Benzac W* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Benzac W* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Avoid getting Generic for Benzac W* into your mouth or eyes. Do not use this medication on wounds as well as on sunburned skin. Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have any allergies and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid prolonged exposure to sun.