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benzoyl peroxide - where can I get it?

(29 Posts)
StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 15:19:46

It seems to have disappeared from the shelves and online costs a fortune.

Help anyone?

fairymxqq Sun 07-Apr-13 16:33:33

I was searching on internet for several days and found quite a few cool websites but at the end of the day I still think the best choice is there: eBay

ihearthuckabees Sun 24-Feb-13 09:52:32

My local pharmacy said they hadn't been able to get hold of any for ages, but couldn't tell me what the supply problem was. Really annoying isn't it? It is the only thing that works for me too.

LaurenLaverne Sat 23-Feb-13 20:55:28

Its 50g, and it cost £7.90. Is that the same size as in NI?

Chiggers Fri 22-Feb-13 22:04:31

Lauren, what size is your Quinoderm cream? I know that I can go to Boots and get a small tube of it here in NI.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 21-Feb-13 20:12:29

ooh, a box arrived yesterday but assumed it was a mouse trap

expatinscotland Thu 21-Feb-13 20:11:32

I buy mine from the US.

Jux Thu 21-Feb-13 20:09:23

I was trying to get this for dd with a prescription from our doc, about 4 weeks ago. The local chemist rang round all the pharmacies within a 20 mile area, to no avail. We bought something over the counter, but can't remember what.

Will keep an eye on this yhread for when dd runs out again. Duac. Must remember that!

LaurenLaverne Thu 21-Feb-13 20:04:19

Whoop! The Quinoderm arrived with no questions asked. It was £7, so a bit more expensive than Panoxyl Aquagel. Has the Malaysian stuff arrived?

LaurenLaverne Mon 18-Feb-13 22:16:32

Just ordered Quinoderm from amazon but it said I might get an email requesting additional information. Hope they cough up the goods!
I might be back asking for the details of the Malaysian stuff.

didoreth Mon 18-Feb-13 22:11:14

Don't know why but benzoyl peroxide is currently unavailable. Your gp can prescribe duac instead - its benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 22:05:48

So basically I have to go to the GP!?

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 22:05:24

Okay. So I've ordered some from Malaysia....... Goodness knows what if anything will come!!!!

LaurenLaverne Mon 18-Feb-13 21:53:02

oh noooo! Im going to turn back into a spotty mess!

OrangeLily Mon 18-Feb-13 21:47:41


Basically the manufacturer has stopped making it

Bastards.... It was the only thing that worked.

derektheladyhamster Mon 18-Feb-13 21:46:48

I always used the 10% stuff, but it stopped working so I went to the doctors who prescribed the duac once daily. It works so much better, and unless i've got better at using it, it doesn't bleach my clothes, towels and bedsheets!

OrangeLily Mon 18-Feb-13 21:46:33

I had it up until the summer and would collect my prescription from boots. The saga went on for weeks/months but the

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 21:39:14

I need the 10% stuff. (Actually I need the liver-killing oral stuff but am bfing).

derektheladyhamster Mon 18-Feb-13 21:38:12

Quick check on suggests that they all need a prescription, even panoxyl which I used to get over the counter

4nomore Mon 18-Feb-13 21:33:05

I've been unable to get Panoxyl Aquagel 5 (or any of the other Panoxyls), through Amazon I found Brevoxyl 4%. It's like the gream formulation of Panoxyl, I think it's even by the same manufacturer (Stiefel?) and it works (even at 1% down)

derektheladyhamster Mon 18-Feb-13 21:30:56

I use duac once daily which contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. It's on prescription from the doctors. I last got it in Jan, so I don't know if it's been stopped since then.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 21:26:30


StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 19:16:28

I really don't know. The pharmacists don't seem to know.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 18-Feb-13 19:13:28

I used to be prescribed that for spots about 25 years ago! I remember it ruining several pillowcases and duvet covers as it used to leave bleached out splodges everywhere

Has it been withdrawn then?

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 19:07:25

So it's disappeared then?

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 18-Feb-13 15:26:52

GP can't prescribe it apparently because the pharmacies don't even stock it for prescriptions it appears (unless they are lying).

It it some essential ingredient in amateur bombs or something?

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