Our expert says:
Purbac should best not be used during pregnancy as it may possibly be harmful to the unborn baby. Your doctor should decide whether the benefits of taking this medicine outweighs any possible risk.
Benzac AC 5 is one of many products that contains benzoyl peroxide - As at your pharmacy counter.
Benzoyl peroxide can be used during pregnancy, but only with a doctor's approval. This chemical does absorb into the skin during use and it is not known if the chemical passes into breast milk. Most importantly, the safety of benzoyl peroxide in pregnant women has not been studied, so any affects to the fetus are unknown.
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