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Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide (Benzamycin®) is a medication prescribed to treat acne. It contains two acne medications and works by killing acne-causing bacteria. This medicine is approved for use in adults and adolescents as young as 12 years old.
 
When using erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide gel, apply a thin layer to the affected areas of skin twice daily, in the morning and evening. However, do not use too much of this medicine or use it more often than twice a day. Doing so may increase your risk of skin irritation, without increasing the effectiveness of the medication.
 
Possible side effects may include skin reactions, such as dryness, redness, or itching. Because this medicine is not suitable for everyone, talk to your healthcare provider about any safety precautions and warnings that may apply to you. For instance, you may not be able to use erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide if you have eczema or a sunburn.
 
(For more information on this acne skin gel, click Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide. This full-length article provides a complete overview of this drug, including how it works, details on its effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)
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