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Benzamycin Side Effects

In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effects of Benzamycin were skin reactions, such as dryness, redness, or itching. In most cases, these reactions are minor and easy to treat. However, it is possible to experience potentially serious side effects. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have swelling of the face, an unexplained rash, or sensitivity to the sun.

An Introduction to Benzamycin Side Effects

Just like any medication, Benzamycin® (erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Benzamycin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Benzamycin

Benzamycin has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using Benzamycin were carefully documented.
In clinical trials, the most commonly reported Benzamycin side effects were skin reactions, including:
  • Dry skin -- in up to 7.6 percent of people
  • Redness, tingling, burning, or stinging -- up to 2.5 percent
  • Itching -- up to 2.5 percent
  • Eyelid inflammation, irritation, and itchiness -- up to 1.7 percent.
Other side effects reported in clinical trials included:
  • A sunburn or stinging when exposed to the sun
  • Skin peeling
  • Oily skin
  • Skin tenderness
  • Skin discoloration.

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