Indications And Clinical Uses: A topical aid for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Contra-Indications: Known sensitivity to any of the components.
Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Observe patients carefully for possible local irritation or sensitivity during long-term topical therapy. Apply with caution on neck, circumoral and/or other sensitive areas. If excessive dryness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. May bleach colored fabrics.
Radiation from ultraviolet and cold quartz sources as well as abrasion may add to the desquamating effect produced by benzoyl peroxide and, therefore, should be reduced in intensity and/or frequency.
Dosage And Administration: Gel: After washing as indicated, rub Desquam-X into affected areas twice daily. In fair-skinned individuals or under excessively dry atmospheric conditions initiate therapy with 1 application daily. The desired degree of drying and peeling can be obtained by modification of the dosage schedule.
Wash: Wash affected area with Desquam-X twice daily or as directed. Very fair-skinned individuals should begin with one application daily.
Availability And Storage: Gel: Each g of gel contains: benzoyl peroxide 5% (Desquam-X 5%) or 10% (Desquam-X 10%) in a water gel base. Nonmedicinal ingredients: carbomer 940, diisopropanolamine, disodium EDTA, laureth-4 and water. Tubes of 60 g.
Wash: Each g of wash contains: benzoyl peroxide 5% (Desquam-X Wash 5%) or 10% (Desquam-X Wash 10% ), in a lathering base of soapless cleansers. Nonmedicinal ingredients: EDTA, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylcellulose, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, sodium octoxynol-2 ethane sulfonate and water. Plastic bottles of 140 g.
DESQUAM-X® Preparations Westwood-Squibb Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Therapy