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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Erythromycin 3%, benzoyl peroxide 5%; gel.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for BENZAMYCIN PAK:

Acne vulgaris.


Apply to cleansed, dried areas twice daily.


Not recommended.


Avoid eyes, mouth, mucous membranes. Discontinue if excessive irritation or dryness occurs. Pak product is flammable. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.


Additive irritation with other topical agents. Transient skin discoloration with PABA sunscreens.

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Pharmacological Class:

Macrolide antibiotic + antibacterial/ keratolytic.

Adverse Reactions:

Dryness, local reactions (eg, peeling, pruritus, burning sensation, erythema), superinfection; may bleach hair or fabrics.

How Supplied:

Pak (pouches, mixed by patient)—60; Gel (jar, mix before dispensing)—46.6g

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