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How Does Benzamycin Work?

Benzamycin contains a combination of two acne medications: erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide.
 
Erythromycin belongs to a group of medications known as macrolides. It works by binding to bacterial ribosomes, which are the parts of cells that make proteins. By binding to the ribosomes, erythromycin prevents them from making proteins, which are needed for the bacteria to grow and multiply. This helps prevent acne-causing bacteria from growing on the skin.
 
Benzoyl peroxide is thought to work by killing Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the bacteria that contributes to acne. P. acnes is an anaerobe, which means it lives without oxygen. Benzoyl peroxide is thought to release oxygen into the skin pores, which kills the bacteria. It also helps soften and peel away the outer layer of the skin, which can open up clogged pores and improve the skin's appearance.
 

Can Children Use Benzamycin?

This drug is approved for use in adolescents who are at least 12 years old. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this acne medicine in children.
 

Can You Use It Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than acne. This would be known as an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no commonly accepted off-label uses for Benzamycin.

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