Drug Index

Benzyl Benzoate


Mechanism :

Benzyl benzoate is an efficient acaricide and is indicated for the treatment of scabies and pediculosis.

Indication :

• Scabies

• Pediculosis

Contraindications :


Dosing :


Apply to the whole body except the head and face. Usually one application is sufficient. Second application can be made within five days of the first. The patient has a hot bath

12 hours after the last application.


Use in children >5 years of age. The affected region is coated with benzyl benzoate followed by a wash 24 hours later with soap and water.

Adverse Effect :

Skin irritation, transient burning sensation.

Interaction :

No known drug interactions.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
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