ACNECIDE

Brand name authorized in: Ireland United Kingdom

Active ingredients

The drug ACNECIDE contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Benzoyl peroxide
UNII W9WZN9A0GM - 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.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Benzoyl peroxide
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AE Peroxides
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Medication package inserts

Below package inserts are available for further reading:

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Unique identifiers

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country
Identification scheme
Identifier(s)
GB
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Identifier(s): 180943, 24494, 299613, 375770, 381132, 391180, 394079, 398596