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Benzamycin (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical) - Summary

 
 



BENZAMYCIN SUMMARY

Benzamycin® Pak
(erythromycin 3%-benzoyl peroxide 5% topical gel)
For Dermatological Use Only – Not for Ophthalmic Use

Benzamycin® Pak contains erythromycin [(3R*,4S*,5S*,6R*,7R*,9R*,11R*,12R*,13S*,14R*)-4-[(2,6-dideoxy-3-C- methyl-3-O-methyl-a-L-ribo-hexopyranosyl)-oxy]-14-ethyl-7,12,13- trihydroxy-3,5,7,9,11,13-hexa-methyl-6-[[3,4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-b-D- xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]oxacyclotetradecane-2,10-dione]. Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic produced from a strain of Saccharopolyspora erythraea (formerly Streptomyces erythreus). It is a base and readily forms salts with acids.

Benzamycin ® Pak is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Benzamycin (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical)

Efficacy of topical benzoyl peroxide on the reduction of propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2015.07.01]
A new paper to be published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery evaluates the effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of...

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Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2015.06.26]
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Created: 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2015.06.25]
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Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Acne patients: 'substantial proportion' fail to collect prescribed treatment
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2015.03.22]
Dermatologist-prescribed treatments are being left on pharmacy shelves by up to a quarter of people with acne, according to a new study.

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Clinical Trials Related to Benzamycin (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical)

Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study [Not yet recruiting]
Based on the current literature, investigators hypothesize that patients with osteomyelitis who are treated with the standard approach of intravenous antibiotics for the full duration of therapy will have the same clinical outcomes as patients treated with the experimental approach of intravenous antibiotics with early switch to oral antibiotics. The primary objective of this study is to compare patients with osteomyelitis treated with the standard approach of intravenous antibiotics for the full duration of therapy versus patients treated with intravenous antibiotics with an early switch to oral antibiotics in relation to clinical outcomes at 12 months after discontinuation of antibiotic therapy. Secondary objectives of the study include the evaluation of adverse events related to the use of antibiotics as well as the cost of care evaluated from the hospital perspective.

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