Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

For topical application: One application applied to the affected area once or twice a day. A thin film should be applied after washing, avoiding eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.

For cleansing: Wash affected areas once or twice daily. Wet skin and apply to areas, massage gently into skin for 10 to 20 seconds and work into a lather, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Lavoclen (R) Creamy Wash: Shake well before using. Wash the affected areas once a day during the first week, and twice a day thereafter as tolerated. Wet skin areas to be treated; apply Creamy Wash, work to a full lather, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Frequency of use should be adjusted to obtain the desired clinical response. Clinically visible improvement will normally occur by the third week of therapy. Maximum lesion reduction may be expected after approximately eight to twelve weeks of drug use. Continuing use of the drug is normally required to maintain a satisfactory clinical response.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

Greater than 12 years:
For topical application: One application applied to the affected area once or twice a day. A thin film should be applied after washing, avoiding eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.

For cleansing: Wash affected areas once or twice daily. Wet skin and apply to areas, massage gently into skin for 10 to 20 seconds and work into a lather, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

Discontinue use if excessive erythema, scaling, or edema occurs.

Precautions

Contact with eyes, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes should be avoided.

Benzoyl peroxide may bleach or discolor hair or clothing.

Exposure to sunlight should be avoided and sunscreens should be used.

Patients should be advised to discontinue use and notify their physician if excessive irritation occurs. After reaction clears, therapy may often be resumed with less frequent applications.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age.

Dialysis

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