SE BPO Wash
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SE BPO Wash Description
SE BPO 5.5% Cream and SE BPO 7% Wash are topical preparations containing benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient incorporated into a Novasome® system composed of lipid vesicles.
Ingredients for SE BPO 5.5% Cream include:
allantoin, aloe vera gel, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, cetearyl olivate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, disodium EDTA, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, glycerin, glycine soya (soybean) sterols, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, purified water, sorbitan olivate, stearyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate, and xanthan gum.
Ingredients for SE BPO 7% Wash include:
C12-C15 alkyl benzoate, cholesterol, citric acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamine oxide, dimethicone, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, edetate disodium, fragrance, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, magnesium aluminum silicate, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, methylparaben, nonoxynol-20, octoxynol-5, PEG-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, PEG-15 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, poloxamer 182, purified water, sodium cocoate, and xanthan gum.
Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent that possesses antibacterial properties and is classified as a keratolytic. Benzoyl peroxide (C14H10O4) is represented by the following structure:
SE BPO Wash - Clinical Pharmacology
The exact method of action of benzoyl peroxide in acne vulgaris is not known. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent with demonstrated activity against Propionibacterium acnes. This action, combined with the mild keratolytic effect of benzoyl peroxide is believed to be responsible for its usefulness in acne. Benzoyl peroxide is absorbed by the skin where it is metabolized to benzoic acid and excreted as benzoate in the urine.
Indications and Usage for SE BPO Wash
SE BPO 5.5% Cream and SE BPO 7% Wash are indicated for use in the topical treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.
SE BPO 5.5% Cream and SE BPO 7% Wash should not be used in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to benzoyl peroxide or to any of the other ingredients in the products.
When using this product, avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen.
General: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If severe irritation develops, discontinue use and institute appropriate therapy.
Information for Patients: Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips and mucous membranes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse with water. AVOID CONTACT WITH HAIR, FABRICS OR CARPETING AS BENZOYL PEROXIDE WILL CAUSE BLEACHING OR DISCOLORATION. If excessive irritation develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility:
Based upon all available evidence, benzoyl peroxide is not considered to be a carcinogen. However, data from a study using mice known to be highly susceptible to cancer suggest that benzoyl peroxide acts as a tumor promoter. The clinical significance of the findings is not known.
Category C - Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with benzoyl peroxide. It is also not known whether benzoyl peroxide can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Benzoyl peroxide should be used by a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when benzoyl peroxide is administered to a nursing woman.
Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 12 have not been established.
Allergic contact dermatitis and dryness have been reported with topical benzoyl peroxide therapy.
If excessive scaling, erythema or edema occurs, the use of these preparations should be discontinued. To hasten resolution of the adverse effects, cool compresses may be used. After symptoms and signs subside, a reduced dosage schedule may be cautiously tried if the reaction is judged to be due to excessive use and not allergenicity.
SE BPO Wash Dosage and Administration
SE BPO 5.5% Cream and SE BPO 7% Wash should be used once or twice daily on the affected areas. Frequency of use should be adjusted to obtain the desired clinical response. If you see medication or white residue on skin after application of SE BPO 5.5% Cream, you are applying too much. Gentle cleansing of the affected areas with a mild cleanser prior to application of SE BPO 5.5% Cream may be beneficial. 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.
SE BPO 5.5% Cream: Using the foam pad applicator, apply the SE BPO 5.5% Cream by rubbing it in small circular motions on affected areas. Dispose of each applicator after single use only.
SE BPO 7% Wash: Shake well before using. Wet skin areas to be treated; apply SE BPO 7% Wash by massaging gently into skin for 10-20 seconds, working into a full lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
How is SE BPO Wash Supplied
SE BPO 5.5% Cream (NDC 13925-121-30) is supplied as follows:
1 carton containing 30 packettes (0.5 grams each) of SE BPO 5.5% Cream (NDC 13925-121-05) with 30 foam pad applicators.
SE BPO 7% Wash (NDC 13925-112-18) is supplied as follows:
1 Tube (180 gram) of 7% Benzoyl Peroxide wash.
SE BPO 7-5.5 Wash KIT (NDC 13925-121-10) is supplied as follows:
1 Tube (180 gram), SE BPO 7% Wash (NDC 13925-112-18).
1 carton containing 7 packettes (0.5 gram each) of SE BPO 5.5% Cream (NDC 13925-121-05) with 7 foam pad applicators.
Store between 15° - 25°C (59°-77°F).
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Call your doctor about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
All prescriptions using this product shall be pursuant to state statutes as applicable. This is not an Orange Book product. This product may be administered only under a physician’s supervision. There are no implied or explicit claims on therapeutic equivalence.
Manasquan, NJ 08736
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - CARTON
SE BPO 7% Wash
benzoyl peroxide 7%
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - CONTAINER
SE BPO 7% Wash
(benzoyl peroxide 7%)
|SE BPO Wash
benzoyl peroxide wash solution
|Labeler - Seton Pharmaceuticals (828898002)|
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- Drug class: topical acne agents