Generic Name: Benzoyl Peroxide

Zacare is a topical medication used for skin treatment for the ailments of acne an pimples. This medicine has the active ingredient of Benzoyl peroxide.This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It may be used in combination with other acne treatments. When applied to the skin, peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel.

How to Use Zacare Cream

  • Apply Zacare topical to the areas of your skin affected by acne. Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, inside your nose or mouth, or on any areas of broken skin since it may cause irritation. If this occurs, flush the area with plenty of water.
  • This medication has the active ingredient of Benzoyl peroxide which may bleach hair or fabrics. Use carefully, and avoid contact with hair, clothing, and furnishings.
  • If using cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide, wet the affected area. Gently rub the cleanser into the skin for 10-20 seconds.
  • Work into a full lather and rinse thoroughly and then pat dry. If too much drying occurs, you may need to rinse the cleanser off sooner or use it less often. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
  • If you are using the liquid wash, cleansing pad, or cleanser bar, use it instead of soap once or twice a day. Wet the skin before applying, gently work up lather for 10 to 20 seconds, and rinse thoroughly. Do not scrub the skin.
  • If using the shaving cream, first wet the area to be shaved.
  • Apply a small amount of the medication, gently rub into the area, and then shave.

Cautions before Use Zacare Cream

  • This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
  • This medication should be taken with proper precaution in pregnancy or in breastfeeding phase. It is suggested that women should discuss with their healthcare providers before taking their medicine.
  • The active ingredient of this medicine that is Benzoyl peroxide may react with perfumes.

Zacare Cream Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Zacare are as follows:

  • Skin reactions such as peeling
  • Skin itching,
  • Skin irritation,
  • Reddened skin
  • Rash
  • Itching swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble in breathing

Zacare Cream Interactions and Overdose

Zacare may interact with any prescription or nonprescription medical, any herbal preparation or any dietary supplements therefore before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription or any herbal products you may use, especially of dapsone used on the skin.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately


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