The recommended dose of benzoyl peroxide - erythromycin is 2 applications daily. Apply a thin layer once in the morning and once in evening, or as directed by the doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
In order to get the best results from this medication, you should:
- Thoroughly wash the affected areas on the skin using a nonmedicated soap. Rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.
- Apply the medication to the affected areas in a thin layer as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands after the application. Do not apply the medication more often than directed by your doctor.
- Be sure to use the medication for the full duration prescribed by your doctor.
Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, lips, mouth, and other mucous membranes. If contact does occur, rinse the area well with water. If soreness or redness develops, contact your doctor.
Do not over-apply the medication. This will not speed up treatment, but it may irritate your skin.
You should not use any leftover medication after 3 months from the time it was dispensed; you should get a new prescription instead.
This medication may bleach hair or coloured fabric.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply double the amount to make up for a missed dose. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your physician or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication in your refrigerator but do not let it freeze. Keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.