Brevoxyl Cream 4%
|Description||Benzoyl Peroxide 4|
|Generic Name||Benzoyl Peroxide|
Brevoxyl Cream 4%
Brevoxyl cream 4% is topical dermatological therapy for acne. It is one of the safest and effective treatments for inflammatory lesions. Benzoyl peroxide is the active ingredient that metabolizes into the skin in the form of benzoic acid and effectively treats mild to moderate acne. It works as an antimicrobial agent, especially against P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for causing acne. This lower dose formulation works just as well as higher doses and causes less irritation. The topical treatment reduces the size of comedones and increases sebum excretion. An increase in sebum excretion is correlated with an improvement in acne lesions. The acne severity significantly reduces with the regular application of benzoyl peroxide. The product is licensed for the treatment of middle to moderate acne, so an acne sufferer can receive it if he/she falls within either of these categories. It is always best to use an anti-acne medication under the supervision of a dermatologist.
Clinical Uses of Brevoxyl Cream 4%
Brevoxyl cream 4% is mainly used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne and if often prescribed in combination with oral antibiotics for the management of moderate to severe acne. The active ingredient in the topical preparation is benzoyl peroxide which has both comedolytic and antibacterial effects. The application of 4% benzoyl peroxide causes a significant reduction in the number of P.acnes recovered from the skin surface and follicles. It may also be used in conjunction with other anti-acne treat severe acne lesions.
Always use Brevoxyl cream 4% exactly as your dermatologist has told you. Check with your dermatologist if you have any doubt associated with the use of benzoyl peroxide preparation. Use it once or twice daily as directed by your skin care specialist. Initially, it is best to use it once daily, preferably at bedtime. Once your skin starts to adjust with the medicines, you can gradually increase your dose to twice daily after discussing with your dermatologist. Apply the solution to cover the entire affected area of the skin. You need to use a thin layer, to rub into your skin. You might notice a sudden increase in peeling or reddening of the skin during the first few weeks of the treatment. If this troubles you, try to use it less often or discontinue the medicine for a few days until the irritation disappears. Start using it again once the irritation goes away. It may take up to 4 to 6 weeks before you see a significant reduction in the number of acne and pimples. You may need to continue using the product for as long as you see the full effects. If you are not able to see any changes in the appearance of acne even after 6-8 weeks, talk to your dermatologist. Keep on using it without missing any dose. Ask your dermatologist if you have decided to discontinue the treatment.
Common side effects of Brevoxyl Cream 4%
Like other anti-acne formulations, Brevoxyl cream 4% may also cause side effects. The common ones include peeling of the skin, redness at the site of application, burning sensation, dryness, or itching. If these may not go away after a few days, contact right away to your dermatologist.