Generic Name: Benzoyl Peroxide

  • What is Zoderm?

    Zoderm is a topical emulsion (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat acne.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Zoderm?

    Zoderm is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, eyelids, or lips. If contact occurs, rinse the affected area thoroughly with water. If you notice severe irritation, stop using this medication and tell your doctor.

  • Who should not take Zoderm?

    Do not use Zoderm if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Zoderm?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Zoderm. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply the emulsion to the affected area(s) once or twice a day. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your condition.

  • How should I take Zoderm?

    Apply Zoderm as prescribed by your doctor. Wet the affected area before use. Apply the emulsion by massaging it gently into your skin for 10-20 seconds. Rinse well and pat your skin dry. Rinse off the medication sooner or use less often if you feel excessive dryness.

  • What should I avoid while taking Zoderm?

    Do not use Zoderm in your eyes, eyelids, or lips.

    Do not excessively expose your skin to the sun. Use a sunscreen if needed.

    Do not get Zoderm in your hair or on colored fabric. This medication can cause bleaching.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zoderm?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Zoderm at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Zoderm?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, dryness, skin irritation

  • Can I receive Zoderm if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Zoderm during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Zoderm?

    If you miss a dose of Zoderm, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Zoderm?

    Store at room temperature.