Benzoyl peroxide is a Medicine belongs to Dermatological drug group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38  

  ►   Brandname : Benzac AC, Persol, Acne Clear, Benzac, Acnecide, Akneroxid, Benzihex
  ►  Strength : Cream with .  Gel with .  Lotion with .  Topical liquid with 2.5 %.  Topical liquid with 5 %.  Topical liquid with 10 %.  Lotion with 5 %.  Lotion with 5.5 %.  Lotion with 10 %.  Cream with 5 %.  Cream with 10 %.  Gel with 2.5 %.  Gel with 4 %.  Gel with 5 %.  Gel with 6 %.  Gel with 10 %.  Gel with 20 %. 

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1697   Edition : 38   Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 898   Edition : 12  
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Topical
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38  

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓

Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Acne Topical 2.5 10 % o.d/b.d Given in topical preparations, sometimes with other antimicrobials.
2 Decubitus or stasis ulcers Topical 20 % Lotion b.d/t.i.d

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38  



Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Neonatal and infantile acne Topical 2.5 % o.d/b.d

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38  
►  Side Effect : Skin irritation, Peeling, Rashes, Transient local oedema, Skin dryness, Contact sensitisation
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38.  

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Benzoyl peroxide is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction : 
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►  Contraindication : NA
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Benzoyl peroxide has mild keratolytic properties. Its antimicrobial action is probably due to its oxidising effect and activity has been reported against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propioni bacterium acnes
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38.  

Pathway of DIETARY Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA NA P. granatum with Another pathway.  

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • inhibitor of p.acne --- ( )
  • inhibitor of p.acne --- ( sinha, Priyam. "New Perspectives On Antiacne Plant Drugs: Contribution To Modern Therapeutics". BioMed Research International 301304 (2014): 19. Print. )
  • inhibitor of p.acne --- ( )
  • inhibitor of p.acne --- ( sinha, Priyam. "New Perspectives On Antiacne Plant Drugs: Contribution To Modern Therapeutics". BioMed Research International 301304 (2014): 19. Print. )

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  • https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/301304/ .

  • DIETARY Substance Interactions


    ​   ► This Medicine interact with :- VITAMIN A with Increase in Nutrient Level.  

      ►  Reference :-
  • Eldelberg, D. The New Age of nutritional and herbal remedies. New Zealand

  •   ►  URL -- https://books.google.co.in/books?id=WZhj8EO9N3sC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=The+New+Age+of+nutritional+and+herbal+remedies.++book&source=bl&ots=UVld-vNZL0&sig=5KwkKUUvW45p0TkfVUCtMZxnbow&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiajLCNocrOAhVMto8KHfD2D-4Q6AEIMDAE#v=onepage&q=The%20


    ContraIndication DIETARY Substance


    ​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

    ►   Route of Elimination :   Renal
    Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1696   Edition : 38.  

    ►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA

    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA