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CLEANSE AND TREAT Cleanse and Treat Pad Description

Cleanse & Treat
(benzoyl peroxide pad and salicylic acid pad)
Rx Only

Cleanse & Treat contains two separate and distinct non-woven pads enclosed in a heat-sealed foil pack compartmentalized from one another within the foil pack by filmstock. One non-woven pad bears a preparation consisting of 5% benzoyl peroxide and the following inactive ingredients: ammonium lauryl sulfate, carbomer, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, DMDM hydantoin, glycerin, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide. The other non-woven pad bears a preparation consisting of 2% salicylic acid and the following inactive ingredients: ammonium lauryl sulfate, cellulose gum, disodium ricinoleamido MEA-sulfosuccinate, DMDM hydantoin, propylene glycol monoricinoleate, purified water, sodium citrate dihydrate.


Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent that possesses antibacterial properties and is classified as a keratolytic. It has an empirical formula of C14H10O4 with a molecular weight of 242.23. Benzoyl peroxide has the following molecular structure:

Salicylic acid is the 2 hydroxy derivative of benzoic aid. It has an empirical formula of C7H6O3 with a molecular weight of 138.12. Salicylic acid has the following molecular structure:

Cleanse and Treat Pad - Clinical Pharmacology

The exact method of action of benzoyl peroxide in acne vulgaris is not known, however, its antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes, together with its mild keratolytic effect, is believed to be its significant mode of action.

Pediatric Use - Cleanse & Treat should not be used by children under 12 years of age.

Information for Patients - Patients should avoid unnecessary sun exposure and use a sunscreen when in sunlight. Contact with hair, fabrics, or any colored materials may result in bleaching or discoloration. Patients should avoid concomitant use of other drugs that may contribute to elevated serum salicylate levels where the potential for toxicity exists. Symptoms of salicylate toxicity may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, lethargy, hyperpnea and diarrhea. In the event of salicylate toxicity, the use of Cleanse & Treat should be discontinued, fluids should be administered to promote urinary excretion and medical assistance should be obtained immediately.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility - Data from some studies using a strain of mice highly susceptible to eveloping cancer suggest that benzoyl peroxide acts as a tumor promoter. The clinical significance of these findings to humans is not known. Benzoyl peroxide has not been found to be mutagenic in the Ames Salmonella Test and there are no published data suggesting that it impairs fertility. No data are available concerning potential carcinogenic or reproductive effects of salicylic acid. It has not been found to be mutagenic in the Ames Salmonella Test and there are no published data suggesting that it impairs fertility.

Pregnancy (Category C) - Animal reproduction studies have not been performed with benzoyl peroxide and it is not known whether benzoyl peroxide can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Nevertheless, benzoyl peroxide should be used by a pregnant woman only if necessary. Salicylic acid has been shown to be teratogenic in rats and monkeys. It is difficult to extrapolate from oral doses of acetylsalicylic acid used in these studies to topical administration as the oral dose to monkeys may represent 10 times or more the maximum daily human dose of salicylic acid when applied topically as directed with Cleanse &Treat. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Nevertheless, salicylic acid should be used by a pregnant woman only if necessary.

Indications and Usage for Cleanse and Treat Pad

Cleanse & Treat is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.


Cleanse & Treat is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Adverse Reactions

Allergic contact dermatitis and/or dryness have been reported with topical benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both when used separately and in combination with one another.


If excessive scaling, erythema or edema occurs, patients should discontinue use of Cleanse & Treat and consult with their physician.

Cleanse and Treat Pad Dosage and Administration

Unless otherwise directed by a prescribing physician, patients should apply one salicylic acid pad and one benzoyl peroxide pad to affected areas twice per day. Cleanse & Treat is a leave-on acne treatment, intended for use without water or additional cleansers unless otherwise directed by your physician.

How is Cleanse and Treat Pad Supplied

Each Cleanse & Treat packette consists of one 0.8 g. 5% benzoyl peroxide pad and one 0.5 g. 2% salicylic acid pad, with each pad separated from one another by filmstock and both pads enclosed together in an individual heat-sealed foil pack bearing the NDC Number 23710-052-02.

Store at 15°-25° C (59°-77° F)


Cleanse & Treat covered by US Patents: 5,254,109; 5,417,674; and 5,562,642.

Quinnova Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Newtown, PA 18940, (877) 660-6263,

Prescribing Information as of April 2008.

benzoyl peroxide pad and salicylic acid pad  cloth Product Information Product Type NON-STANDARDIZED ALLERGENIC NDC Product Code (Source) 23710-052 Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule      Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength BENZOYL PEROXIDE (BENZOYL PEROXIDE) BENZOYL PEROXIDE 0.8 g  in 5 g SELENIUM SULFIDE (SELENIUM) SELENIUM SULFIDE 0.5 g  in 5 g Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE   CARBOMER 934   GLYCERIN   METHYLPARABEN   PROPYLENE GLYCOL   PROPYLPARABEN   WATER   SODIUM CHLORIDE   SODIUM HYDROXIDE   AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE   POWDERED CELLULOSE   GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE   TRISODIUM CITRATE DIHYDRATE   Product Characteristics Color      Score      Shape Size Flavor Imprint Code Contains          Packaging # NDC Package Description Multilevel Packaging 1 23710-052-02 5 g In 1 POUCH None
Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER 01/01/2009
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