New Warnings for OTC Acne Medications

The FDA has issued a warning that acne medications containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid may cause serious allergic reactions. Medications listed in the FDA warning include those made by Ambi, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, MaxClarity, Neutrogena, Oxy, and Proactiv, none of which have allergy warnings on their labels.

According to the FDA, over 130 reports of adverse reactions have been made by users of acne medications with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid over the past 50 years. While that may seem like a small number, nearly half of those reports are for serious reactions, some of which required hospitalization. These reactions may have been avoided had proper labeling been in place.

OTC acne medication is a multi-billion-dollar industry that targets teens and young adults. This younger demographic may be particularly vulnerable to marketing strategies that focus entirely on the benefits of a product while blatantly ignoring potential side-effects. If you or someone you love has suffered injury after using an OTC acne medication or any other product, the experienced New Hampshire personal injury lawyers at Van Dorn & Curtiss can meet with you free of charge to discuss your rights and the course of action most appropriate in your case.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We serve all of Vermont and New Hampshire from our offices in Orford and Concord.


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