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Benzyl Benzoate

Used for: Scabies, Head pediculosis
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What is Benzyl Benzoate for?

Benzyl Benzoate belongs to a class of medications called anthelmintics. It is used in the treatment of scabies and lice infestations.

How to use it?

Benzyl Benzoate is available as an emulsion that can be used on the skin. Apply the emulsion generously and thoroughly over the whole body for the treatment of scabies, and apply all over the affected area for the treatment of head lice infection. Wash off with warm water 24 hours later and then reapply the emulsion. A third application may be required in some cases.

What are the side effects of Benzyl Benzoate?

Common side effects of Benzyl Benzoate include eye irritation and skin irritation.

Who should not take Benzyl Benzoate?

  • People allergic to Benzyl Benzoate or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Avoid applying the medication on open wounds.

Common dosing schedule:
Benzyl Benzoate is applied once daily. Apply it at night after taking a shower.


This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Benzyl Benzoate may interact with:
Benzyl Benzoate has no known interactions with common medications.

Where to buy Benzyl Benzoate in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Benzyl Benzoate is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Benzyl Benzoate in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Brands in Hong Kong
Available dosage
  • 25% (Emulsion)
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Acaricides, Pediculicides, Scabicides
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