ATC Group: D10AE Peroxides

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of D10AE in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 D Dermatologicals
2 D10 Anti-acne preparations
3 D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use
4 D10AE Peroxides

Group D10AE contents

Code Title
D10AE01 Benzoyl peroxide
D10AE51 Benzoyl peroxide, combinations

Active ingredients in D10AE

Active Ingredient Description
Benzoyl peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a highly lipophilic, oxidising agent with keratolytic and bacteriocidal effects. The effectiveness of benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne vulgaris is primarily attributable to its antibacterial activity, especially with respect to Propionibacterium acnes. Benzoyl peroxide is also believed to be effective in the treatment of acne on account of its anti-inflammatory and mild keratolytic properties.

Related product monographs

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