Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide vs Retin A

Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide
(Rx)
Retin A
(Rx)
Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide is an acne medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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March 29, 2004
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
131 Discussions
114,134 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Acne Vulgaris
Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#3 for Wrinkles
#5 for Exfoliation
#6 for Cystic Acne
#7 for Stretch Marks
#8 for Acne Scars
#10 for Rosacea
Retin A is prescribed for Acne and Scars and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ery
Burning
8
Depression
6
Peeling
6
Itching
4
Nose Bleeds
2
Folliculitis
2
Melasma
2
Nausea and Vomiting
2
Fungal Nails
2
Weight Loss
2
Ret
Burning
2
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
Bleeding
1
Weakness
1
Weight Loss
1
Erythema
1
Flushing
1
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Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide
Ery
Retin A
Ret
Burning
Ery
Ret
8
2
Depression
Ery
Ret
6
0
Peeling
Ery
Ret
6
0
Itching
Ery
Ret
4
0
Nose Bleeds
Ery
Ret
2
0
Folliculitis
Ery
Ret
2
0
Melasma
Ery
Ret
2
0
Nausea and Vomiting
Ery
Ret
2
0
Fungal Nails
Ery
Ret
2
0
Weight Loss
Ery
Ret
2
1
Burning
Ret
Ery
2
8
Eczema
Ret
Ery
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Ery
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Ery
1
0
Weight Gain
Ret
Ery
1
0
Bleeding
Ret
Ery
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Ery
1
0
Weight Loss
Ret
Ery
1
2
Erythema
Ret
Ery
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Ery
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Retin A during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Gel: 3%-5%
Cream: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%
Gel: 0.01%, 0.025%
Liquid: 0.05%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Erythromycin Base/Benzoyl Peroxide
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Erythromycin-Benzoyl Peroxide and Retin A: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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