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Tips and Guidelines for Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide

General Information on Using Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in a gel form. It is applied in a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily, in the morning and evening.
 
  • Before applying this medication, you should wash the affected area(s) with a mild cleanser, rinse with warm water, and gently pat dry.
 
  • When using Benzamycin Pak, you will need to mix the medication just prior to each use. This is done by placing the two medicines from the foil pouch into the palm of your hand, and gently mixing them with your finger.
 
  • Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide should only be applied to the skin. Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or other body openings, as it can irritate these areas. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the medication.
 
  • To minimize the risk of excessive skin irritation, do not use astringents, alcohol-containing toners, or medicated skin products while using erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide, without your healthcare provider's approval.
 
  • This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you do go out in the sun, make sure to use sunscreen and protective clothing, such as a hat.
 
  • It is important to know that this medication can bleach your hair or colored fabric.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide dosing, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Information

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