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Benzoyl peroxide

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David Senter


Introduction

Name

  • Benzoyl peroxide.

Class of drug

  • Topical keratolytic.
  • Keratoplastic.
  • Mildly antipruritic.
  • Degreasing.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Follicular flushing.

Description

Chemical name

  • Dibenzoyl peroxide.

Molecular formula

  • C14H10O4.

Physical properties

  • Off-white viscous suspension.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a cool environment as may explode when exposed to extreme temperatures.

Uses

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Indications

  • Pyoderma.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th end. Ed: Bishop Y. The British Veterinary Associate and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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