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Benzoyl Peroxide / Erythromycin Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5%-3%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Apply to the affected area twice a day. A thin film should be applied after washing, avoiding eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.

Combination products such as benzoyl peroxide-erythromycin are generally selected for moderately severe acne. A clinical response may require 6 to 8 weeks of therapy.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

>=12 years: Apply to the affected area twice a day. A thin film should be applied after washing, avoiding eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.

Combination products such as benzoyl peroxide-erythromycin are generally selected for moderately severe acne. A clinical response may require 6 to 8 weeks of therapy.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Gel must be refrigerated and discarded after 3 months.

May bleach hair and colored fabrics.

Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes.

Discontinue if severe irritation develops.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in children < 12 years old.

Dialysis

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