Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide

Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide treats acne. Avoid getting it in your hair or on colored fabric as it may bleach hair or colored fabric. Limit your time in the sun while using this medication.

Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Overview

Reviewed: February 14, 2014
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Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide is a prescription medication used to treat acne.  Benzamycin belongs to a class of drugs called topical antibiotics. These work by stopping the growth of bacteria on the skin.

This medication comes in topical gel form that is applied to the skin twice a day. Avoid contact with eyes, inside the nose, mouth, and all mucous membranes.

Common side effects of erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide include dry skin, stinging, and redness of the skin.

 

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Uses of Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide

Erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide is a prescription medication used to treat acne.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

 

Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Brand Names

Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Drug Class

Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Erythromycin & Benzoyl Peroxide

Serious side effects have been reported with erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide.

Common side effects of erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide include dry skin, stinging, and redness of the skin.

This is not a complete list of erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.