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Indications

Benzyl Benzoate is indicated for scabies

Pharmacology

Benzyl benzoate is an acaricide that is used in the treatment of scabies. Benzyl benzoate exerts toxic effects on the nervous system of the parasite, resulting in its death. It is also toxic to mite ova, though its exact mechanism of action is unknown. In vitro, benzyl benzoate has been found to kill the Sarcoptes mite within 5 minutes.

Dosage & Administration

Adult: Apply 3 times at 12 hourly intervals over the whole body, wash-off 12 hr after the last application.

Interaction

Irritant to eyes and mucous membranes, allergic dermatitis reactions, drying effects in the elderly.

Contraindications

Broken or irritated skin; neonates; pregnancy.

Side Effects

Irritant to eyes and mucous membranes, allergic dermatitis reactions, drying effects in the elderly.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: Not Classified. FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.

Precautions & Warnings

Prevent drug from entering the eyes, elderly (drying effects).

Therapeutic Class

Parasiticidal preparations, Topical Antifungal preparations

Storage Conditions

Store below 25°C.