Benzyl benzoate is a drug which is known as anacaricide, a substance that serves as poison to mites and ticks. It is used to treat scabies.

Benzyl benzoate is used in the treatment of scabies. It is applied as a 25% emulsion to the skin, 3 times at 12-hour intervals, over the whole body.

Benzyl benzoate should not be applied to broken or irritated skin. It should not be applied to newborn babies or pregnant women.

Benzyl benzoate may have the following side effects:

  • Irritation to eyes and mucous membranes
  • Allergic dermatitis reactions
  • Drying effects in the elderly


Do not allow the drug to enter the eyes. This may dry out skin in the elderly.



There are no known drug interactions for benzyl benzoate topical.

Benzyl benzoate can irritate the skin and overuse may lead to hives, rashes and blistering as an allergic reaction. Seek medical treatment immediately.


Available Brands:

BenostanVenotonic, CetaphilDermacontrol Oil-Control Foam Wash, CetaphilDermacontrol Oil-Control Facial Moisturizer, Nutraplus

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