Bentoquatam Topical

Name: Bentoquatam Topical

What other information should I know?

Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about bentoquatam.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Ivy Block

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Lotion
  • Suspension

Therapeutic Class: Protectant, Dermatological

Proper Use of bentoquatam

Although bentoquatam provides some protection, avoiding contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac is best.

Do not use bentoquatam in or near the eyes. If bentoquatam does get into your eyes, wash them out immediately for 20 minutes with large amounts of cool tap water. If your eyes still burn or are painful, check with your doctor.

To use bentoquatam lotion:

  • Shake the lotion well before using.
  • Rub on enough lotion to leave a smooth wet film on skin.
  • Allow the medicine to dry on the skin at least 15 minutes before being exposed to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
  • Maximum protection lasts for 4 hours but lotion must be reapplied whenever the dried film on the skin cannot be seen.
  • Remove medicine with soap and water when it is no longer needed.

Dosing

The dose of bentoquatam will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of bentoquatam. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For prevention of skin irritation from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac (allergic contact dermatitis):
    • For topical dosage form (lotion):
      • Adults and children six years of age and older—Apply to the area(s) of skin that may be affected at least fifteen minutes before exposure. Reapply whenever dry film is not seen or every four hours as needed.
      • Children up to six years of age—Use must be determined by the doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Precautions While Using bentoquatam

If a rash or irritation occurs, stop using bentoquatam and check with your health care professional.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using bentoquatam topical?

You should not use bentoquatam topical if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions.

Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Bentoquatam topical should not be given to a child younger than 6 years old without medical advice.

What should I avoid while using bentoquatam topical?

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with large amounts of cool water for 20 minutes. Call your doctor if you you have ongoing pain or burning in your eyes.

Bentoquatam topical dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Urticaria:

Apply in a sufficient quantity to form a visible coating 15 minutes before possible contact with the plants

Comments:
-If continued protection is required, may be reapplied every 4 hours or as needed if the visible coating is removed.
-May be removed with soap and water after there is no longer a risk of exposure.

Uses: For the prevention of poison ivy, oak, and sumac rash when applied prior to exposure

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Urticaria:

6 years or older: Apply in a sufficient quantity to form a visible coating 15 minutes before possible contact with the plants

Comments:
-If continued protection is required, may reapply every 4 hours or as needed if the visible coating is removed.
-May be removed with soap and water after there is no longer a risk of exposure.

Uses: For the prevention of poison ivy, oak, and sumac rash when applied prior to exposure

What other drugs will affect bentoquatam topical?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied bentoquatam. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For external use only
-Shake well before use
-Remove with soap and water after there is no longer a risk of exposure

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