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Benzoyl peroxide

Brand names: ACANYA (in combination) ACNE PLUS (in combination) AKNEROXID BENZAC W BENZACLIN (in combination) BENZAGEL BENZAKNEN BENZAMYCIN (in combination) BPO5 CLINDOXYL (in combination) EPIDUO (in combination) ERYBENZ (in combination) INDOXYL (in combination) NEUAC (in combination) ONEXTON (in combination) PANGEL TACTUPUMP (in combination)


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.

ATC Classification

Benzoyl peroxide
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AE Peroxides

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