The information provided below corresponds to the official product information from Patient Information Leaflet provided by the manufacturer.
The text does not contain any of medical advices, mode of administration and prescription plans.
Before beginning any treatment, we kindly advise you to consult your healthcare provider.
Benzoyl Peroxide creamy wash. Brevoxyl Creamy Wash
Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl Peroxide cream pharmacological action
Benzoyl Peroxide is a cream for the treatment of acne. Benzoyl peroxide exhibits antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis. It has a keratolytic effect, improves the tissue oxygenation, suppresses the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands, helps accelerate the granulation of ulcers of the lower extremities.
Benzoyl Peroxide cream is used in:
- Acne vulgaris
- Ulcers of the lower extremities of different genesis
Mode of administration
Benzoyl Peroxide is applied locally. For the treatment of acne, a 5% gel is applied to affected skin once in 2-3 weeks., Then 10% cream should be used until the disappearance of cutaneous manifestations.
In the treatment of leg ulcers Benzoyl Peroxide cream is used with the imposition of two occlusive dressings for 2-3 weeks. The lotion is used for washing the affected areas 1-2 times daily until symptoms disappear.
Benzoyl Peroxide cream is contraindicated for use in:
- Children under 12 years of age
- Hypersensitivity to benzoyl peroxide
Use the cream with caution in pregnant women.
Benzoyl Peroxide cream side effects
The Benzoyl Peroxide cream adverse effects include:
- Local irritation, allergic reactions
- Contact dermatitis, exfoliation
- Swelled and dry skin
- Discoloration of hair
If any of the above apply to you please contact your doctor immediately. Some of the rare occurring side effects may not be included here. For any other risks associated with Benzoyl Peroxide cream contact your health care provider.
Benzoyl Peroxide cream should not be used with agents with drying or irritation effect (such as perfume or alcohol-containing substances.
This info corresponds to official PIL provided by legal manufacturer and reviewed by: Dr. Rohit Bansali N.