Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Benzoyl peroxide

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

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

  • Kwochka K W (1980)Prophylactic efficiency of four antibacterial shampoos against Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs.Am J Vet Res52(1), 115-118.
  • Scott D W (1979)Clinical assessment of topical benzoyl peroxide in treatment of canine skin diseases.Vet Med Small Anim Clin74(6), 808-811.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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