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Generic Benzamycin

There is a generic Benzamycin (erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide) product available, sold under the name erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide 3%/5% gel. However, there are no generic versions of Benzamycin Pak currently available, even though all of the patents for this medicine have expired. It is not known when, or if, a generic form of Benzamycin Pak will be manufactured.

Can I Buy Generic Benzamycin?

Benzamycin® (erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide) is a prescription topical acne medication approved for use in people as young as 12 years old. It contains erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide. This medication comes in a jar (Benzamycin) or as individual packets (Benzamycin Pak) that you mix just before applying the medication.
 
Benzamycin is made by Dermik Laboratories. Benzamycin Pak is made by DPT Lakewood, Inc., for Dermik Laboratories. All of the patents for both Benzamycin products have expired; however, only Benzamycin (not Benzamycin Pak) is available as a generic.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Benzamycin is available as erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide 3%/5% gel.
 

Who Makes Generic Benzamycin?

Generic Benzamycin is made by Tolmar, Inc.
 

Is Generic Erythromycin and Benzoyl Peroxide as Good as Benzamycin?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
 
All of the generic Benzamycin versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Benzamycin.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 

Benzamycin Acne Medication Information

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