benzoyl peroxide


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benzoyl

 [ben´zo-il]
the acyl radical formed from benzoic acid, C6H5CO-.
benzoyl peroxide a topical antibacterial used in the treatment of acne vulgaris; it also has keratolytic, drying, and skin peeling actions which promote evacuation of comedones.

ben·zo·yl pe·rox·ide

made by the interaction of sodium peroxide and benzoyl chloride; used in oil as an application to ulcers and to burns and scalds, in promoting the polymerization of dental resins, and as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl peroxide

n.
A flammable white granular solid, C14H10O4, used as a bleaching agent for flour and lipids, as a drying agent, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals.

ben·zoyl per·ox·ide

(benzō-il pĕr-oksīd)
Agent made by the interaction of sodium peroxide and benzoyl chloride; used in oil as an application to ulcers and to burns and scalds, in promoting the polymerization of dental resins, and as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl peroxide

A drug used externally to treat ACNE. It acts to peel off surface layers of skin and unblock skin pores. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Acnecide, Benzamycin, Brevoxyl, Panoxyl and Quinoderm.

ben·zoyl per·ox·ide

(benzō-il pĕr-oksīd)
Compound applied to ulcers, burns, and scalds; promotes polymerization of dental resins and used as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.
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In case of participants using benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel monotherapy the reduction was 26.4% at the end of week 12 of the study.
The effects of acne treatment with a combination of benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin on skin carriage of erythromycin-resistant propionibacteria.
Earlier, the company said it has settled litigation with Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences Inc and Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC for Acanya (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) topical gel 1.2%/2.5%.
market sales for Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Gel, which is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris, were approximately $88.4 million for the twelve months ended August 31, 2016.
The percentage of benzoyl peroxide also contributes to the discomfort.
The panel was in agreement that only a topical antibiotic should be prescribed in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide in order to help prevent the emergence of bacterial resistance, he said.
Micronized benzoyl peroxide is said to penetrate deeply into pores to reduce blemishes, eliminate acne-causing bacteria and unclog pores.
Chemical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide are used to kill the bacteria by oxygenating its environment.
At night, use a pea-sized dab of benzoyl peroxide lotion on affected areas.
In a single-blind trial of 124 patients, 5% tea tree oil gel was compared with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne.
Products such as Oxy, Panoxyl and Quinoderm contain benzoyl peroxide, which acts on the keratin, breaking it down to open the follicles and increase the rate at which the skin produces new cells.
A PRODUCTS containing benzoyl peroxide are available over the counter and can reduce the number of surface skin bacteria by as much as 100 times.