Topical Preparations

Acne Vulgaris – Topical Preparations

Over the Counter

Benzoyl Peroxide

Class: Antibiotic

Route: Topical

Formulation: Available in gel, wash, cream, bar and lotion formulations containing various amount of benzoyl peroxide (2.5% to 10%).

Storage Information: Store at room temperaturea (15 to 25°C), away from heat and direct light.

Typical Dosage: Dosage differs for each medication; please consult your doctor for specific instructions.

Side Effects: Benzoyl peroxide may cause skin dryness or irritation. It will also bleach hair, fabric, and if used improperly, it has the capability to bleach skin.