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Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Dosage

The recommended dosage of erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide is the same for everyone -- apply a thin layer of the skin gel to the affected area(s) twice daily, in the morning and evening. Because of the way this medication works, it can make your acne temporarily worse before it gets better. However, if you don't notice a significant improvement within six to eight weeks, contact your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide

There is only one standard recommended dose of erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide (Benzamycin®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Dosing for Acne

The typical dose for treating acne is a thin layer applied to the affected skin area(s) twice daily. The medication is usually applied in the morning and evening, after gently washing and drying the face.
Although some people may notice an improvement by just treating a few problem areas, you will probably notice a more significant improvement if you apply the product to the entire affected area. Just make sure to avoid the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide should be used on a daily basis to help prevent pimples from forming, not just when you get an outbreak.
When you first start using erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide, your acne might temporarily get worse before it gets better. This is because most people will have acne lesions hidden beneath the skin. After these pimples come to the surface and clear, your overall skin appearance should improve. If your skin has not noticeably improved in six to eight weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should continue using erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide.

Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Information

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