Active ingredients: Benzoyl peroxide
Brevoxyl 4% Cream.
A white to off white cream.
Benzoyl peroxide 4% w/w as hydrous benzoyl peroxide Ph. Eur.
100 g cream contains 4 g benzoyl peroxide.
Also contains cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol and propylene glycol alginate.
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
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.
Stearyl alcohol and Macrogol cetostearyl ether
Propylene glycol alginate
Lacquered aluminium or laminated tubes with white polypropylene or polyethylene screw caps.
Pack sizes: 5g, 6g, 15g, 30g, 40g and 50g.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Beecham Group PLC
trading as Stiefel, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom
29 May 1996