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Benzoyl Peroxide / Tretinoin Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 1, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: 3%-0.1%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

Apply a thin layer to the affected area once a day

Comments:

  • This drug is for topical use only.
  • The affected area should be thoroughly washed and dried before application.

Use: For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in adults

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

Apply a thin layer to the affected area once a day

Comments:

  • This drug is for topical use only.
  • The affected area should be thoroughly washed and dried before application.

Use: For the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in pediatric patients 9 years of age and older

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity reaction to benzoyl peroxide or any components.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 9 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:

  • This drug is for topical use only.
  • Advise patients to wash hands immediately after application.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, paranasal creases, and mucous membranes.

Storage requirements:
  • Refrigerate at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F) until dispensed to the patient.
  • Store at room temperature 20C to 25C (68F to 77F) after dispensed.
  • Discard 12 weeks after date of dispensing or 30 days after first opening, whichever is sooner.
  • Do not freeze.

Monitoring:
  • Excessive skin irritation
  • Sunburns/increased photosensitivity

Patient advice:
  • Advice patients on using appropriate sun protection while on therapy.
  • Instruct patients to wash the affected area with a mild, non-medicated soap and pat the area dry before application.
  • Inform patients that the product may bleach hair or colored fabric.
  • Instruct patients to store at room temperature and to discard 12 weeks after date of dispensing or 30 days after first opening, whichever is sooner.
  • Advise the patient to use a moisturizer for irritation.
  • instruct patient to discontinue treatment immediately and seek medical help in case of serious hypersensitivity reaction.
  • Advise patients to minimize unprotected exposure to sunlight and sunlamps.
  • Advise patients to wash hands immediately after application.

Further information

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