Benzac vs Pernox

Benzac
(Rx)
Pernox
(OTC)
Benzac is an acne medication.
Pernox is a skin medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.8
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,117 Discussions
314 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
Benzac is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Oily Skin
Pernox is approved for Acne and Oily Skin and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Peeling
7
Depression
3
Blindness
3
Exfoliation
2
Blisters
1
Dry Lips
1
Hyperpigmentation
1
Dehydration
1
Bleeding
1
Paranoia
1
Per
Peeling
8
Exfoliation
6
Red Neck
1
Depression
1
Head Pressure
1
Burning
1
Paranoia
1
Bloating
1
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Benzac
Ben
Pernox
Per
Peeling
Ben
Per
7
8
Depression
Ben
Per
3
1
Blindness
Ben
Per
3
0
Exfoliation
Ben
Per
2
6
Blisters
Ben
Per
1
0
Dry Lips
Ben
Per
1
0
Hyperpigmentation
Ben
Per
1
0
Dehydration
Ben
Per
1
0
Bleeding
Ben
Per
1
0
Paranoia
Ben
Per
1
1
Peeling
Per
Ben
8
7
Exfoliation
Per
Ben
6
2
Red Neck
Per
Ben
1
0
Depression
Per
Ben
1
3
Head Pressure
Per
Ben
1
0
Burning
Per
Ben
1
0
Paranoia
Per
Ben
1
1
Bloating
Per
Ben
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Benzac during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Pernox during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benzac and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pernox and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel
Cleanser, Ointment
Dosages
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Gel: 5%, 10%
Cleanser: 1.5%-2%
Lotion: 1.5%-2%
Food Instructions
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Avoid or limit grapefruit juice while taking narcotics because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Benzoyl Peroxide
Salicylic Acid/Sulfur
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benzac and Pernox: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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