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Benzamycin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Benzamycin)?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the next regularly scheduled dose.

What happens if I overdose (Benzamycin)?

An overdose of benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, or if benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical has been ingested, call a poison control center or emergency room for advice.

What should I avoid while taking benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical (Benzamycin)?

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin or on open wounds.

Avoid using other topical products on the same area at the same time unless directed to do so by your doctor. They may interfere with the effects or absorption of benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical.

Do not cover the affected area after applying benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical. Doing so could cause too much medicine to be absorbed by the body and could be harmful.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the affected area.

Avoid contact with clothing and hair. Benzoyl peroxide may cause bleaching.

Avoid combining PABA-containing sunscreens and benzoyl peroxide. Temporary skin discoloration may occur if they are used together.

What other drugs will affect benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical (Benzamycin)?

Do not use benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical during treatment with tretinoin (Retin-A). The combination could lead to severe skin irritation.

Do not use other topical prescription or over-the-counter products on the same area at the same time unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Avoid using harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the area being treated.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin topical written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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