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Update Date 12/05/2020 . 4 mins read


What is acarilbial (benzyl benzoate) used for?

Acarilbial is commonly used treating scabies infestations.

How should I take acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

1. Take a hot bath for about 10 minutes, preferably in a tub and let dry adequately;

2. Apply for some minutes, gently massaging with cotton-wool soaked in the liquid, to the skin of the entire body, except in the face, eyes, mucous membranes or urethral meatus and let dry;

3. Repeat the application, let dry again and get dressed;

4. 24-48 later have another bath and change body clothing and bed linen.

Although, in some cases, a unique treatment is usually successful to obtain the cure, experience indicates that, sometimes, it is necessary to apply the medicine in the above-mentioned conditions, on each of 2 successive days and, eventually, repeat it after 7 to10 days.

The volume of the solution should not exceed 30 or 20 ml for one application, in adults and children, respectively.

Besides the patient, concurrent treatment of family and close contacts, including sexual partners is recommended. All clothing and bed linen that has been in contact with the skin should be washed in hot water.

How do I store acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

Acarilbial should not be stored above 25ºC. The container should be kept tightly closed in the outer carton.

There may be different brands of benzyl benzoate that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush acarilbial down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

Before using acarilbial, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of acarilbial or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

When used at recommended doses, Acarilbial is usually well tolerated. Slight local irritation (especially of the male genitalia), itching and allergic skin sensitivity may occur.

Repeated application of benzyl benzoate may cause contact dermatitis. In the elderly it may be observed more frequently xerosis and signs of cutaneous irritation. It is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

Acarilbial may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

Acarilbial may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with acarilbial (benzyl benzoate)?

Acarilbial may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using acarilbial (benzyl benzoate).

What is the dose of acarilbial (benzyl benzoate) for an adult?

For scabies infestation: Use just one time.

In some severe cases, treatment may be repeated two or three times after twenty-four hours. Consult your doctor for more information.

How is acarilbial (benzyl benzoate) available?

Acarilbial is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Lotion, Benzyl Benzoate; emulsion 30%

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of application of an excessive quantity, the skin where the product was applied should be washed with water and soap.

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

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