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Benzoyl Peroxide / Erythromycin Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 13, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 5%-3%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Apply to affected areas twice a day (morning and evening), or as directed by physician.

Comments:
-This drug should be applied after skin is thoroughly washed, rinsed with warm water, and gently patted dry.
-Aktipak requires thorough mixing by the patient immediately before each use.

Use: For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

12 years or older: Apply to affected areas twice a day (morning and evening), or as directed by physician.

Comments:
-This drug should be applied after skin is thoroughly washed, rinsed with warm water, and gently patted dry.
-Aktipak requires thorough mixing by the patient immediately before each use.

Use: For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to the active component or any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For topical use only; not for ophthalmic use.
-Avoid contact with eyes and all mucous membranes.

Storage requirements:
-Aktipak: Store at room temperature 20C to 25C (68F to 77F); keep away from heat and any open flame.
-Benzamycin:
---Before reconstitution: Store at room temperature between 15C and 30C (59F and 86F).
---After reconstitution: Store refrigerated between 2C and 8C (36F and 46F); do not freeze; keep tightly closed. Discard after 3 months.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-Aktipak: Requires thorough mixing by the patient immediately before each use
-Benzamycin: The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

Patient advice:
-Use this product externally as directed by physician; avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, and all mucous membranes (product may be irritating).
-Do not use any other topical acne product unless otherwise directed by physician.
-Report any signs of local side effects to physician.
-This drug may bleach colored fabric or hair.

Additional patient advice for Aktipak:
-You need to mix this medication before use; the contents of the 2 compartments in 1 foil pouch must be mixed thoroughly in the palm of your hand before application. Apply the product immediately after mixing and then wash your hands.
-Do not mix or apply this product near an open flame.
-Limit excessive or prolonged exposure to sunlight; wear a hat or other clothing to minimize exposure.

Further information

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