Perrigo Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 10 Percent Hydroalcoholic Base Acne Gel
Benzoyl peroxide is known to dermatologists as the gold standard of topical acne treatments. When applied to your acne prone skin, hether as a pimples cream, gel or lotion, it breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and benzoic acid. It is the hydrogen peroxide that is believed to be active in fighting acne. Benzoyl peroxide kills the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria that infects blackheads and whiteheads and turns them into pimples. One advantage over other antibiotics is that bacteria dont develop a resistance to benzoyl peroxide. It also might have some effect in clearing blocked pores.
Indicated for use in the topical treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% may be used as an adjunct in acne treatment regimens including antibiotics, retinoic acid products, and sulfur/salicylic acid containing preparations.Clinical Pharmacology
The exact method of action of benzoyl peroxide in acne vulgaris is not known. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent with demonstrated activity against Propionibacterium acnes. This action, combined with the mild keratolytic effect of benzoyl peroxide is believed to be responsible for its usefulness in acne. Benzoyl peroxide is absorbed by the skin where it is metabolized to benzoic acid and excreted as benzoate in the urine.
10% benzoyl peroxide in a hydroalcoholic gel base formulated with alcohol (20%, denatured with tert-butyl alcohol and denatonium benzoate), citric acid, hypromellose, laureth-12, magnesium aluminum silicate, and purified water.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor or on the package. To use the gel wash: wet the affected area. Use your hands to apply the medicine and gently wash. Rinse with water and pat dry. Wash your hands after using this medicine. To use the gel: wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after using this medicine. Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Avoid contact with hair, fabrics or carpeting as benzoyl peroxide will cause bleaching.
Shipping Weight : 0.20 lb