Felis ISSN 2398-2950

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

  • Kwochka K W & Kowalski J J (1991) Prophylactic efficacy of four antibacterial shampoos against Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs. Am J Vet Res 52(1), 115-118.
  • Schmid U (1976) Clinical trial with benzoyl peroxide shampoo in seborrhea oleosa. Z Hautkr 51(14), 580-582. (In German)

Other sources of information

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

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