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Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical) - Summary



Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Gel contains erythromycin, a macrolide antibiotic produced from a strain of Saccharopolyspora erythraea (formerly Streptomyces erythreus) and benzoyl peroxide, an antimicrobial agent.

Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

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Media Articles Related to Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical)

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Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Could compound in red wine, grapes treat acne?
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2014.10.05]
Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2014.10.01]
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars
Category: Health News
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Bacteria may help treat acne, ulcers
Source: Conferences News From Medical News Today [2014.09.30]
Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.

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Published Studies Related to Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical)

A randomized, single-blind comparison of topical clindamycin + benzoyl peroxide (Duac) and erythromycin + zinc acetate (Zineryt) in the treatment of mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris. [2007.03]
CONCLUSIONS: CDP + BPO and ERY + Zn are effective treatments for acne but CDP + BPO has an earlier onset of action that should improve patient compliance.

A randomized, parallel, vehicle-controlled comparison of two erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide preparations for acne vulgaris. [2002.05]
BACKGROUND: Topical erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide (EBP), marketed for acne treatment, must be compounded by a pharmacist and requires subsequent refrigeration, warranting the development of alternate formulations. OBJECTIVE: This trial compared the efficacy and tolerability of a single-use EBP combination package (EBP Pak) with those of its matching vehicle control (VC Pak) and the original, reconstituted formulation packaged in a jar (EBP Jar). The matching VC for the original formulation (VC Jar) was used to achieve study blinding... CONCLUSIONS: Results of this 8-week trial demonstrate that the single-use combination package of EBP is well tolerated, effective, and comparable to the original formulation for the treatment of acne vulgaris in this selected patient population.

The efficacy and safety of a combination benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide alone and a benzoyl peroxide/erythromycin combination product. [2001.01]
BACKGROUND: Topical clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide have each demonstrated clinical efficacy in the treatment of acne vulgaris. When used in tandem, they promise greater efficacy than either individual agent through their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of combination benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin compared with benzoyl peroxide or benzoyl peroxide/erythromycin in the treatment of acne... CONCLUSION: Benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin demonstrated improved efficacy and similar tolerability; to benzoyl peroxide used alone and was similar to benzoyl peroxide/ erythromycin, making this combination product an effective alternative antimicrobial therapy for acne.

The comparative efficacy of benzoyl peroxide 5%/erythromycin 3% gel and erythromycin 4%/zinc 1.2% solution in the treatment of acne vulgaris. [1997.02]
This randomized 10-week study compared the efficacy of benzoyl peroxide 5%/erythromycin 3% gel with erythromycin 4%/zinc 1.2% solution in 72 acne vulgaris patients. Physician global evaluations were significantly more improved (P < or = 0.05) in the benzoyl peroxide 5%/erythromycin 3% gel treatment group compared to erythromycin 4%/zinc 1.2% solution at week 2 and at each subsequent biweekly clinical visit...

Efficiency of benzoyl peroxide-erythromycin gel in comparison with metronidazole gel in the treatment of acne rosacea. [2004.08]
Oral wide-spectrum antibiotics are the linchpin of rosacea treatment...

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Clinical Trials Related to Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (Erythromycin / Benzoyl Peroxide Topical)

Methylnaltrexone vs Erythromycin for Facilitating Gastric Emptying Time in Critically Ill Patients [Recruiting]
42 patients admitted in ICU with intolerance to enteral feeding (GRV more than 250 ml) are recruited. All patients enter a primary acetaminophen absorption test study as baseline. Serum levels of acetaminophen will be measured by florescence polarization method at 15,30,45,60,90,120,180,240,480 minutes after enteral administration of 975 mg acetaminophen. Then the patients will be randomized to methylnaltrexone or erythromycin group. Another acetaminophen absorption test with the same schedule will be done after the last dose of each drug. The area under the curve for acetaminophen blood level will be used to compare the effect of two studied drugs on gastric emptying time.

Comparison of Two Macrolides, Azithromycin and Erythromycin, for Symptomatic Treatment of Gastroparesis [Recruiting]
Erythromycin is effectively used in the treatment of Gastroparesis (GP) patients. In susceptible patients however, it has been associated with sudden cardiac death due to prolongation of QT intervals and subsequent cardiac risks through its interaction some other drugs. Azithromycin (AZI) is a macrolide antibiotic but does not have the mentioned druf interactions , has fewer gastrointestinal side effects, and fewer risks of QT prolongation and cardiac arrhythmias. Consequently, AZI avoids drawbacks of dosing with erythromycin and may be preferred as a prokinetic agent in patients on other concomitant medications.

We hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of Azithromycin (AZI) as compared to Erythromycin in the treatment of Gastroparesis (GP), and later, form the framework for larger randomized-controlled parallel studies to investigate use of AZI for treatment of GP.

Our novel hypothesis is to determine whether AZI can be used to treat GP.

Treatment of Dowling Maera Type of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex by Oral Erythromycin [Recruiting]
Dowling Meara type of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS-DM) is a rare genodermatosis due to keratin 5 and 14 mutation, characterized by skin fragility and spontaneous or post traumatic blisters. Neonatal period and infancy are critical since this autonomic dominant affection usually improves with age. Cyclins seem to be efficient in some cases of EBS but are prohibited in children younger than 8 years old. Erythromycin can be a good alternative in this population due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory potential.

The aim of this study is the evaluation of the efficiency of oral erythromycin to decrease the number of cutaneous blisters in severe EBS-DM patients from 6 months to 8 years old after 3 months of treatment.

Primary end point is the number of patients with decrease of blisters' number of at least 20% after 3 months of treatment by oral erythromycin.

It is a preliminary study on 8 patients. Treatment is oral erythromycin twice a day during 3 months. Follow up for each patient is 5 months. The duration of the study is 1 year.

A Study of Erythromycin and Rivaroxaban in Study Participants With Normal and Reduced Kidney Function [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of rivaroxaban when administered with erythromycin to study participants with mild or moderate renal impairment compared to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of rivaroxaban administered to study participants with normal renal function.

Erythromycin Versus Gastric Lavage to Improve Quality of Endoscopy in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Recruiting]
The researchers will investigate whether erythromycin infusion is better than gastric lavage prior to emergency endoscopy to improve the quality of examination in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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