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Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed on March 10, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 10%; 5%; 2.5%; 4%; 8%; 3%; 6%; 9%; 7%; 5.5%; 5.5%-7%; 5.25%; 2.75%; 4.25%; 4.75% with cover stick; 7.75% with cover stick; 5.3%; 9.8%; 3.5%; 9.5%; 8.5%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Gel/cream/liquid/lotion/bar/foam: Start with 1 application per day, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times per day if needed or as directed by a healthcare provider
Cloth: Wash affected areas once or twice per day, or as directed by a healthcare provider

Comments:
-Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this drug.
-If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.
-If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product.
-If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use and ask a healthcare provider.

Use: Treatment of acne vulgaris

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

12 years or older:
Foam: Start with 1 application per day, then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times per day if needed or as directed by a healthcare provider

Comments:
-Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this drug.
-If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.
-If going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product.
-If irritation or sensitivity develops, discontinue use and ask a healthcare provider.

Use: Treatment of acne vulgaris

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Gel/cream/liquid/lotion/bar/cloth: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

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

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

Patient advice:
-Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips and mucous membranes.
-If accidental contact occurs, rinse with water.
-Contact with any colored material (including hair and fabric) may result in bleaching or discoloration.

Storage requirements:
-Do not freeze
-Foam: Store upright

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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