Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Benzoyl peroxide

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Benzoyl peroxide.

Class of drug

  • Topical keratolytic and antimicrobial.

Description

Chemical name

  • Dibenzoyl peroxide.

Molecular formula

  • C14H10O4.

Physical properties

  • Off-white viscous suspension.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a cool environment as may explode when exposed to extreme temperatures.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Kwochka KW & Kowalski JJ (1991)Prophylactic efficacy of four antibacterial shampoos against Staphylococcus intermedius in dogs.Am J Vet Res52(1), 115-118.
  • Schmid U (1976)Clinical trial with benzoyl peroxide shampoo in seborrhea oleosa.Z Hautkr51(14), 580-582. (In German)

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

Organisation(s)

from The BSAVA Small Animal Formulary 1st edition. 1994.

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