When treating acne with Benzamycin, the dosage is the same for everyone. This standard dose is a small amount of the gel applied to the affected areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. It is important to know that your acne might temporarily get worse when you first start treatment. You should notice an improvement within six to eight weeks after starting this medicine.
An Introduction to Dosing With BenzamycinThere is only one standard recommended dosage of Benzamycin® (erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your Benzamycin dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Benzamycin Dosage for AcneThe typical dose of Benzamycin for treating acne is a thin layer applied to the affected skin area(s) twice daily. The medication is usually applied in the morning and evening, after gently washing and drying the face.
Although some people may notice an improvement by just treating a few problem areas, you will probably notice a more significant improvement if you apply the product to the entire affected area. Just make sure to avoid the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. Benzamycin should be used on a daily basis to help prevent pimples from forming, not just when you get an outbreak.
When you first start using Benzamycin, your acne might temporarily get worse before it gets better. This is because most people will have acne lesions hidden beneath the skin. After these pimples come to the surface and clear, your overall skin appearance should improve. If your skin has not noticeably improved in six to eight weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should continue using Benzamycin.
General Information on Using BenzamycinSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Benzamycin include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a gel. It is applied in a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily, in the morning and evening.
- Before applying this medication, you should wash the affected area(s) with a mild cleanser, rinse with warm water, and gently pat dry.
- When using Benzamycin Pak, you will need to mix the medication just prior to each use. This is done by placing the two medicines from the foil pouch into the palm of your hand, and gently mixing them with your finger.
- Benzamycin 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 medication.
- To minimize the risk of excessive skin irritation, do not use astringents, alcohol-containing toners, or medicated skin products while using Benzamycin, without your healthcare provider's approval.
- This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you do go out in the sun, make sure to use sunscreen and protective clothing, such as a hat.
- It is important to know that this medication can bleach your hair or colored fabric.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Benzamycin, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.