Why is benzoyl peroxide prescribed?

Benzoyl peroxide is prescribed to treat moderate cases of acne. This medication is for external use only, so be careful to keep it away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Only use benzoyl peroxide as your doctor or healthcare provider has told you. If you have any questions about using benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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