ATC codes: P03AX01
Pediculosis corporis ICD11 code: 1G00.1
Local > Topical > Lotion: 25%
EML status history
Also recommended for children
> 2 years
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of benzyl benzoate lotion, with a square box, on the core list of the EMLc as a topical scabicide and pediculicide. The age restrictions on the use of benzyl benzoate were recognized as a problem, however the addition of these to the Model List may provide an incentive for further development of preparations suitable for younger children (particularly < 2 years of age). Alternatives for this age group need to be considered for addition to the list.