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Available Form:   Gel
Manufacturer name:   Glaxosmithkline
Generic name:   benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol
Strength:   5%

What is Panoxyl?

Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat Acne. It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne, drying the acne pimples, and helping the skin to peel.

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Panoxyl frequently asked questions

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You could get Panoxyl delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Panoxyl in Canada for free?

You can get Panoxyl for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Panoxyl for free.

Panoxyl How to Take

Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat Acne. It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne, drying the acne pimples, and helping the skin to peel.

Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol), speak to your doctor. Do not stop using Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Panoxyl Dosage

Benzoyl peroxide products should be used or applied once or twice daily to the affected area or as directed by your doctor. Start with one application daily and increase to twice daily if needed.

Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, nostrils, lips, mouth, or broken skin.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is very important that Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss an application, apply the medication as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next application, skip that missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not apply more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Store Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Panoxyl Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • dryness or peeling of the skin (may occur after a few days)
  • feeling of warmth, mild stinging, and redness of the skin

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • painful irritation of the skin, including blistering, burning, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling
  • skin rash

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol).

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Panoxyl Available Form

Soap Bars
Each g contains benzoyl peroxide USP 5% or 10%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cab-o-sil, purified water, and tensianol base KS-1.

Each g of gel contains benzoyl peroxide USP 10% in an alcohol gel base containing polyoxyethylene lauryl ether. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid anhydrous, ethoxylated lauryl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, hydroxylpropyl methyl cellulose, magnesium aluminum silicate, and purified water USP.

5% Wash
Each mL contains benzoyl peroxide USP 5% in a lathering base of soapless cleanser. Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, ethoxylated lauryl alcohol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, imidurea, magnesium aluminum silicate, purified water, sodium alkyl aryl polyethylene sulfate, sodium dialkyl octyl sulfate succinate, and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate.

Panoxyl Contraindications

Do not take Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any ingredients of the medication.

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Panoxyl Precautions

Other topical medications that may potentially dry or irritate the skin may affect how benzoyl peroxide works or increase the risk of side effects.

If you are using any medications that fit this description, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or illegal drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Panoxyl Warnings


December 10, 2015

Health Canada has issued new restrictions concerning the use of over-the-counter topical acne products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Prescription-strength products are not covered by this warning. To read the full Health Canada Advisory, visit Health Canada's web site at heealthycanadians.gc.ca.

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol).

Bleaching effect: Benzoyl peroxide may bleach hair or coloured fabrics.

Dry skin: If you experience excessive dryness of skin, stop using Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) and talk to your doctor.

Sun sensitivity: Benzoyl peroxide can increase the sensitivity of your skin to the sun. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and do not use sunlamps while you are using Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol). When you are exposed to the sun, be sure to use an adequate sunscreen and wear protective clothing (e.g., hat).

Pregnancy: Benzoyl peroxide should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol), contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: It is not known whether benzoyl peroxide passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding. Do not apply Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) near or on the breasts if you are breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Panoxyl (Benzoyl-peroxide/alcohol) have not been established for children less than 12 years of age.

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