Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide

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Benzoyl Peroxide uses

Pharmacological action

Benzoyl Peroxide is an antimicrobial agent for topical use. It has an antimicrobial effect. This medication is active against gram-positive bacteria: Propionibacterium, Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Benzoyl Peroxide has keratolytic action, improves tissue oxygenation, the process of granulation of ulcers of the lower extremities. This medicine reduces fat sebaceous glands of skin.

Benzoyl Peroxide reduces the content of lipids and fatty acids, it has moderate desquamative effect reducing the appearance of comedones and Benzoyl Peroxide.


For topical use Benzoyl Peroxide is practically not absorbed. A small amount of this drug is absorbed by the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide metabolized to form benzoic acid. Benzoyl Peroxide excreted by the kidneys in the form of benzoate.

Why is Benzoyl Peroxide prescribed?

Benzoyl Peroxide vulgaris.

Ulcers legs of different genesis (including trophic).

Dosage and administration

This medication is indicated only for external use (it necessary to avoid a contact with eyes, the lips and mouth). For Benzoyl Peroxide treatment it applied as a 5% gel to affected skin 1 time / day in 2-3 weeks., then pass on to 10% gel, which is used until the disappearance of cutaneous presentations.

When treating leg ulcers it is used 10% gel overlay occlusive dressings 2 times / day for 2-3 weeks. Lotion of Benzoyl Peroxide is used for washing the affected areas 1-2 times daily until symptoms disappear.

Benzoyl Peroxide side effects, adverse reactions

Local reactions: redness of skin, allergic reactions, skin dryness, local irritating action.

Benzoyl Peroxide contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Benzoyl Peroxide.

Restrictions for using

Pregnancy, breast feeding, the age of 12 years.

Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Benzoyl Peroxide should be used with caution during pregnancy and lactation.

At the time of treatment a patient should stop breastfeeding (it is possible the excretion with milk).

Category effects on the fetus by FDA - C.

Special instructions

With caution use for children under the age of 12 years.

You should avoid a contact of Benzoyl Peroxide with eyes and mucous membranes.


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Drugs with same active ingredients (Pharmaceutical companies):


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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Benzoyl Peroxide?

Depending on the reaction of the Benzoyl Peroxide after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Benzoyl Peroxide not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Benzoyl Peroxide addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.


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