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 :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  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 Dietry Product


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

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

  •   ►  URL -- https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/301304/,


    Dietry 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 Dietry 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