Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

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Where to find Zapzyt cream, not the gel...

A few years ago, I tried using Zapzyt. It worked extremely well. However, I did have problems with my skin turning red and swollen. So I stopped using it. Now that I want to start using it again, all I can find is the gel. My skin is extremely oily an...
by Samantha in Petal, MS, 01/21/2006

Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Medication Classification


Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Brandname

Triaz, Brevoxyl-4, Brevoxyl-8, Triaz Cleanser, Benzac AC, Benzac W, Desquam-E, Zapzyt Acne, Desquam-X 10, Seba-Gel, Oxy 10 Balance Spot Treatment, Benzagel Wash, Fostex Benzoyl Peroxide, Panoxyl Aqua Gel, Benzagel-10

Zapzyt Acne (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Benzoyl Peroxide (BEN-zoe-ill per-OX-ide) Use on the skin to treat acne and other skin conditions.

When To Not Use Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to cinnamon or anti-itch skin lotions.

How Should You Use Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

Soap, Liquid, Pad, Gel/Jelly, Cream, Lotion

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Use only on your skin. Do not get this medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If you have fair skin, use your first dose of this medicine at bedtime.
  • Rinse the skin areas with water before putting on the cleanser. Wash your face with the cleanser once or twice daily.
  • To use the gel, cream, lotion, or stick: Clean or shave the area on your skin 30 minutes before putting the medicine on. This will prevent irritation from the alcohol. Use your fingertips to put the medicine on. Rub lightly on and around the affected area. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • To use the facial mask: Wash your face and dry well. Put on a thin layer of the mask with your fingertips. Let the mask dry for about 25 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.
  • Do not get the cream on your neck, or in your eyes, mouth, or nose.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you forget to use this medicine, use it as soon as you remember.

Proper Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Storage

Store Zapzyt Acne (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zapzyt Acne (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Using PABA sunscreen and benzoyl peroxide together may cause your skin to change color. Ask your pharmacist for a sunscreen product that does not contain PABA.

Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Benzoyl peroxide may bleach hair or clothes.
  • While you are using benzoyl peroxide, avoid using things that may irritate your skin, such as sunlight, sun lamps, cleansers with alcohol in them, or other acne lotions.

Zapzyt Acne (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Burning, blistering, swollen, or peeling skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry or warm skin
  • Mild stinging or redness

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Zapzyt Acne (Topical)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **


Gian, Gian - 01/13/2014

Hi! I've suffered with bacne since I hit puebrty. I remember in grade 6 a few pimples started popping up on my back and I was so embarrased I stopped doing ballet coz other girls were commenting and laughing about it. So that sucks and I've struggled with it since and I'm now 25.Over the years I've been on antibiotics (which I stopped taking after 9 months and acne on my face and back came back with a vengence) and birth control. I've been on birth control for about 15 years on and off (coz i would get lazy with taking them) and my skin was perfect sometimes and still terrible other times. 4 months ago I had had enough of birth control as my skin was at a bad phase and I figured what was the point of taking them when they werent helping so I stopped. My face has been mostly clear since being off birth control (just chin area gets pimples) but my back has gotten the worst I've ever seen it but it's in a different area and very densly pimply (used to get pimples all over my back but now mostly in the top half and chest area). My mum really wants me to go on Accutane but I'm refusing and holding that as an absolutely last resort coz of all the side effects.Anyway over the last month I have been desperate to get my acne sorted out and doing tonnes of research resulting in a massive overhaul in my life. I love reading your articles and have begun exercising 3 times a week, dropped a subject at uni to lighten the stress load, getting enough sleep, doing more things i love and completely changed my diet (which i thought was healthy but after researching I realised it so was not!). At the moment I've cut out sugar, processed food, wheat and dairy and am so surprised how easy it has been and how good i feel! (I thought it would be tasteless, limiting and horrible) I'm loving the good eating habits I'm developing. My skin was improving after 2 weeks and then I had a bad week with lots of sugar due to parties and my skin went terrible!! I also crave sugar lots and loooove chocolate and biscuits. So I'm thinking the sugar is a major contributor for me and effecting my hormones. So I'm looking forward with hope as I'm now a bigger believer in you are what you eat' and that many health issues are the result of bad diet and lifestyle! The only hard part is everyone eats bad and they actually dont realise it! I think society needs to be educated better in healthy eating the food pyramid shows that we need to be eating lots of bread and cereals' but it doesnt explain that wholegrains are the best not white bread Anyway, good luck to others out there suffering with this. I'm with you on the journey but am feeling very confident as the pieces seem to be all falling together and making sense to what might be causing my acne!Gabby