Benzoyl Peroxide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Benzoyl Peroxide Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #367 ( 9)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 626,561
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 266,661
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $12.80
Per day of therapy $0.34/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $5.65
Per day of therapy $0.13/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2019)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2013 350  47
2016 407 -
Year Rank Change
2018 376 -
2019 367  9

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2019)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2019)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Liquid 5% 45.7%
Liquid 10% 26.1%
Gel 2.5% 19.6%
Gel 5% 8.7%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2019)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • 111 Medco Benzoyl Peroxide
  • 24 Hour Acne Serum
  • Acne Cleanser
  • Acne Cleansing Bar
  • Acne Control Cleanser
  • Acne Control Serum
  • Acne Defense Daily Treatment Serum
  • Acne Face And Body
  • Acne Face And Body Wash
  • Acne Free Free 24 HR Acne Clearing System
  • Acne Free Oil Free Acne Cleanser 2.5 Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Acne Free Severe Acne 24 HR Acne Clearing System
  • Acne Med
  • Acne Solutions
  • Acne Spot Repair
  • Acne Therapy
  • Acne Treatment
  • Acne Vanishing Gel- 5%
  • Acne Vanishing Gel-10%
  • Acne Wipeout All Day Breakout Control
  • Acne Wipeout Clear Pore Oil-free Cleanser
  • Acne Wipeout Clinical Acne System
  • Acnefree Dermatology Inspired Care Severe Acne 24 HR Acne Clearing System
  • Acnefree Dermatology Inspired Care Severe Acne Terminator 10
  • Anti Bac Acne Clearing
  • Asepxia Acne Treatment
  • Benzefoam
  • Benzefoam Ultra
  • Benzepro
  • Benzepro Creamy Wash
  • Benzoyl Acne Wash -2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser
  • Blemish
  • BP Spot Treatment
  • BP Wash
  • Bpo 4%
  • Bpo 6%
  • Bpo 8%
  • Bpt3.1 Acne Treatment
  • Breakout Control
  • Clarifying Face And Body Wash
  • Clean And Clear Advantage Acne Control
  • Clean And Clear Advantage Acne Control Cleanser
  • Clean And Clear Advantage Fast Acting Treatment
  • Clean And Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser
  • Clean And Clear Persa-gel 10
  • Clear Complexion Acne Serum
  • Clear Med
  • Clear Proof Acne Treatment
  • Clear Zit
  • Clearasil Rapid Rescue Spot Treatment
  • Clearasil Stubborn Acne Control 5in1 Concealing Treatment
  • Clearasil Stubborn Acne Control 5in1 Spot Treatment
  • Cleargenix Advanced Acne Treatment
  • Clenziderm Therapeutic
  • Controlling Cream
  • Coral Actives
  • Cvs Acne Cleansing Bar
  • Cvs Health Acne Control Cleanser
  • Cvs Health Maximum Strength Acne Treatment
  • Daily Acne Control Cleanser
  • Dermaclear Purity Cleanser Level I
  • Dermaclear Purity Cleanser Level II
  • Dermaclear Spot Treatment
  • Dermaharmony 10% Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Dermaharmony 5% Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Differin Daily Deep Cleanser With Bpo
  • Dual-shave 2 IN 1
  • Enzoclear Foam
  • Equate Acne Wash
  • Equate Beauty Acne Cleansing Bar
  • Equate Beauty Acne Foaming Cleanser
  • Equate Clear Complexion Facial Cleanser
  • Equate Purifying Cleanser
  • Equate Repairing
  • Face Values Acne Medication
  • Family Dollar Acne Treatment
  • Glytone Acne 3P Treatment Gel
  • Glytone Acne Bpo Clearing Cleanser
  • Glytone Acne Bpo Treatment Gel
  • Healthy Skin Moisturizer
  • Humane Acne Spot Treatment
  • Humane Acne Wash
  • Hyr Acne Wash
  • Kivoria Acne Wash
  • L-topical Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
  • L-topical Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Gel
  • L-topical Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
  • L-topical Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel
  • LA Roche Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment
  • MD Acne Customized Treatment
  • MD-acne Body Acne Treatment
  • Mdacne Customized Cream (Benzoyl Peroxide)
  • Meijer Acne Treatment
  • Meijer Invisible Acne
  • Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment
  • Modesa
  • Neobenz Micro Plus Pack
  • Neutracure Restore
  • Neutrogena Acne Control
  • Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser Mask
  • Neutrogena ON-the-spot Acne Treatment
  • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser
  • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot
  • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Daily Leave ON Mask
  • Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment
  • Nighttime Control
  • O Skin Acne
  • O Skin Acne Benzoyl Wash
  • Oil Free Deep Cleansing Duo Cleansing Brush Oil Free Acne Cleanser
  • Oxy
  • Oxy 10
  • Oxy 10 Acne Cleanser
  • Oxy 5
  • Oxy Face Wash
  • Oxy ON-the-GO Acne Stick
  • Oxy Rapid Spot Treatment
  • Oxy Sensitive Face Wash
  • Panoxyl
  • Paulas Choice Clear Daily Skin Clearing Treatment
  • Pca Skin Acne
  • Pca Skin Bpo Cleanser
  • Pharmaskincare Acnecare Cleanser
  • Pharmaskincare Acnecare Dermacontrol Cream
  • Phisoderm Clear Confidence Spot Treatment
  • PR Benzoyl Peroxide Wash
  • Proactiv
  • Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief
  • Proactiv Extra Strength Formula Cleanser
  • Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment
  • Proactiv Renewing Cleanser
  • Proactiv Repairing Mask
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment
  • Proactiv Soothing Shave Gel
  • Proactivplus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
  • Pumice Cleansing Scrub- 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Replenix Acne
  • Riax
  • Rugby Acne Medication Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Rugby Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Rugby Benzoyl Peroxide Wash
  • Signature Care Acne Medication
  • Skin Pharmacy Advanced Acne Therapy
  • Skinpharmacy Advanced Acne Therapy
  • Skinpharmacy Advanced Acne Therapy Active Clearing
  • Skinpharmacy Advanced Acne Therapy Spot Treatment
  • Slmd AM Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment
  • Slmd Spot Treatment
  • Solimo Renewing Cleanser For Acne Prone Skin
  • Solimo Repairing Treatment For Acne Prone Skin
  • Spot ON Treatment
  • Spotless Acne Clearing Treatment
  • Spotless Daily Acne
  • Spotless Daily Acne Wash
  • Spotless Regimen For Acne, Blemishes And Breakouts
  • Target UP And UP Acne Medication
  • Terminator 10
  • Theraspec
  • Timeless Prescription - Acne Repairing
  • Timeless Prescription - Renewing Acne Cleanser
  • Touch Acne Treatment
  • Triderma Acne Spot Treatment
  • Unblemish Dual Intensive Acne Treatment
  • Vie Naturelle Acne Body
  • Walgreens Acne Foaming Cleanser
  • Walgreens Acne Foaming Wash
  • X-out Wash-IN Treatment
  • Zapzyt Acne
  • Zapzyt Acne Treatment Gel
  • Zitfree
  • ZO Skin Health Acne Control Benzoyl Peroxide
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Benzoyl Peroxide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 10/26/1984
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Gel (topical)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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