Drug Index

Benzyl Peroxide


Mechanism :

Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial and keratolytic agent. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent which is effective against Propionibacterium acnes. This action is responsible for its usefulness in acne.

Indication :

• Acne

Contraindications :

Should not be used by patients having known sensitivity to benzoyl peroxide or any of its components. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and use with caution over sensitive areas.

Dosing :

Topical 2.5%: 1-3 times daily sparingly for 15 min.

Adverse Effect :

Irritation and contact dermatitis.

Interaction :

When dapsone (topical) and benzoyl peroxide are administered together it may result in a yellow discolouration of the skin and facial hair due to an unspecified interaction mechanism and thus should be monitored closely.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
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