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ATC codes: P03AX01
EMLc
Indication
Scabies ICD11 code: 1G74
INN
Benzyl alcohol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
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)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Age restriction
> 2 years
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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.