Drug Information for Benzamycin Topical Gel (erythromycin-benzoyl peroxide gel) (Dermik Laboratories): CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

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  • The exact mechanism by which erythromycin reduces lesions of acne vulgaris is not fully known; however, the effect appears to be due in part to the antibacterial activity of the drug.

    Benzoyl peroxide has a keratolytic and desquamative effect which may also contribute to its efficacy. Benzoyl peroxide has been shown to be absorbed by the skin where it is converted to benzoic acid.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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