Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Benzoyl peroxide cream, lotion, or gel should then be applied sparingly once,
twice, or three times daily as needed.
Topical cleansers should be used to wash the affected areas once or twice
The frequency of use should be decreased if excessive dryness or irritation
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM:
Benzoyl peroxide is a topical medication used for treating
It is active against Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium which has been
acne. Benzoyl peroxide works through several mechanisms. It
kills the bacteria and promotes the growth of new skin cells. It also dries the
skin. Increased cell growth leads to replacement of the pimple-containing skin
with new skin.