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ATC codes: P03AX01
EMLc
Indication
Pediculosis capitis ICD11 code: 1G00.0
INN
Benzyl alcohol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
(EMLc)
Formulations
Local > Topical > Lotion: 25%
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Age restriction
> 2 years
Therapeutic alternatives
precipitated sulfur
Local > Topical > Ointment:
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended precipitated sulfur topical ointment be specified as a therapeutic alternative under the square box listing for benzyl benzoate on the EML and EMLc.