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Benzoyl peroxide

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Benzoyl peroxide.

Class of drug

  • Topical keratolytic and antimicrobial.

Description

Chemical name

  • Dibenzoyl peroxide.

Molecular formula

  • C14H10O4.

Physical properties

  • Off-white viscous suspension.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a cool environment as may explode when exposed to extreme temperatures.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Kwochka K W, Kowalski J J (1991) Prophylactic efficiency of four antibacterial shampoos against Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs. Am J Vet Res 52 (1), 115-118 PubMed.
  • Scott D W (1979) Clinical assessment of topical benzoyl peroxide in treatment of canine skin diseases. Vet Med Small Anim Clin 74 (6), 808-811 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Based on BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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