benzoyl peroxide

benzoyl peroxide
benzoyl peroxide n a white crystalline flammable compound C14H10O4 used in bleaching and in medicine esp. in the treatment of acne

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a preparation used in the treatment of acne and fungal skin conditions. It acts by removing the surface layers of the epidermis and unblocking skin pores and has an antiseptic effect on skin bacteria. It is administered as a cream, lotion, or gel. Side-effects may include skin irritation, excessive peeling, and (occasionally) blistering. Trade names: Acnecide, Brevoxyl, PanOxyl, Quinoped.

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hydrous benzoyl peroxide [USP] a topical antibacterial used in the treatment of acne vulgaris; it also has keratolytic, drying, and desquamative actions which promote evacuation of comedones. It is also used as an oxidizing agent in the treatment of decubital and stasis ulcers.

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