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Desquam-E Medication - Uses & Side Effects

benzoyl peroxide topical
Pronunciation: BEN zoe ill per OX ide
Brand: Benoxyl 10, Benoxyl 5, Benzac, Benzac AC, Benzac W, Benzagel Wash, Benzagel-10, Benzagel-5, Desquam-E, Desquam-X 10,

Desquam-E gel is used to treat acne. It may also be used alone or with other treatments, such as antibiotics and products that contain retinoic acid, sulfur, or salicylic acid.

Desquam-E Dosage

  • Gently rub Desquam-E gel into all affected areas once or twice a day.
  • If you are fair-skinned or live in an excessively dry climate, then you should probably start with one application a day.

Uses of Desquam-E

  • Desquam-E is a keratolytic agent with antibacterial actions used to treat acne.
  • It may also be used for various types of acne those are lisetd in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Desquam-E

Before taken Desquam-E medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Desquam-E. Side effects may include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Excessive drying

Warnings and precautions before taking Desquam-E

  • If your skin becomes severely irritated, then you should stop using the drug and call your doctor immediately.
  • You should use Desquam-E external only. You should also be avoided contact with your eyes, nose, lips, or throat. If the drug does touch these areas accidentally, then you should be rinse with water.
  • Before using benzoyl peroxide, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it. Because some forms of benzoyl peroxide contain perfumes. You should also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to perfumes or if you have any other allergies.
  • This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. So you should avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. For outdoors, you can use sunscreen and also wear protective clothing.
  • Do not use benzoyl peroxide topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Desquam-E with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. For example: when used with sunscreens containing PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), Desquam-E may cause temporary skin discoloration. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Desquam-E with other drugs.


After taken Desquam-E if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Desquam-E overdose may include:

  • Excessive scaling of the skin
  • Reddening skin
  • Swelling due to fluid retention

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