Benzamycin Skin Cream

Generic Name:Benzoyl Peroxide and Erythromycin Topical
Brand Name(s):Benzamycin

Benzamycin skin cream is a medication used for the treatment of acne. Benzamycin is having erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient, which is a prescribed medication, used to treat acne. It contains a combination of erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide, two acne medications. This is a topical medication, and is applied directly to the affected area of the skin. It comes as a gel that is mixed by the pharmacist before you receive it, or as individual pouches Benzamycin Pak that requires mixing right before each use. Benzamycin is made by Dermik Laboratories. Benzamycin Pak is made by DPT Lakewood, Inc., for Dermik Laboratories. Benzoyl peroxide, which is the ingredient used in Benzamyzin skin cream, works by killing the internal germs, which is caused by bacteria that contribute to acne. This anaerobic bacteria, which means it lives without oxygen. Benzamycin skin cream is thought to release oxygen into the skin pores, which kills the bacteria. It also helps soften and peel away the outer layer of the skin, which can open up clogged pores and improve the skin's appearance.

How to use

The typical dose of Benzamycin skin cream for treating acne is a thin layer applied to the affected skin area twice daily. The medication is usually applied in the morning and evening, after gently cleaning the face. Before applying this medication, you should wash the affected area with a mild cleanser, rinse with warm water, and gently pat dry. Benzamycin skin cream should only be applied to the skin. Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or other body openings, as it can irritate these areas. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the application. To minimize the risk of excessive skin irritation, do not use astringents, alcohol-containing toners, or medicated skin products while using Benzamycin skin cream without your healthcare provider’s approval.

Cautions before use

Although Benzamycin is an effective acne medication for many people, it can cause problems. For instance, this antibiotic may increase the risk for developing a fungal or yeast infection. The cautions are as follows:

  • Benzamycin is for topical use only, which means it should only be applied to the skin. It should be avoided in taking usage in your eyes, mouth, or nose, as it can be irritating.
  • Do not use abrasive cloths, sponges, or cleansers. If you experience severe skin irritation, stop using Benzamycin skin cream and contact your healthcare provider.
  • This medication is flammable. Do not use it near an open flame.
  • Do not apply the gel to skin that is cut, scraped, sunburned, or has eczema.
  • If your skin becomes too dry while using this medication, try using a no medicated moisturizer.

Benzamycin Side effects

In clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effects of Benzamycin skin cream was found were skin reactions, such as dryness, redness, or itching. Some more are as follows:

  • Redness, tingling, burning, or stinging
  • A sunburn or stinging when exposed to the sun
  • Skin tenderness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Eyelid inflammation, irritation, and itchiness

Reactions and Overdose

Benzamycin skin cream may react with other acne medications such as erythromycin or other acne lotions, creams, or gels.

Some of the possible effects of a Benzamycin skin cream overdose include skin burning, peeling, and discomfort.


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