Bentoquatam Topical

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Poison ivy, oak, and sumac each produce a chemical in the oil of their leaves that causes burning, itching, redness, and blistering in the skin as a result of an inflammation reaction. This inflammation reaction is called contact dermatitis.

Bentoquatam is used to prevent skin rash or other irritation caused by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

The drug bentoquatam 5% is in a lotion form that is to be applied to the skin at least 15 minutes before exposure to poison ivy, oak, or sumac. The lotion hardens to form a clay-like coating that can be seen on the protected portions of skin. Bentoquatam is manufactured under the trade name IvyBlock. ...

Side Effect:

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using bentoquatam and call your doctor at once if you have any type of severe skin reaction after applying the lotion. ...


During pregnancy and breastfeeding do not use this medicine without your doctor advice.

Bentoquatam topical should be applied to the hands, arms, and legs at least 15 minutes before you may be exposed to a poisonous plant. For best results, reapply this medication every 4 hours while you are in an area of possible exposure to a poisonous plant. Bentoquatam should be used even if you are wearing protective clothing.

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:contact dermatitis, allergic, due to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. Bentoquatam should not be applied to the rash of poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac and should be discontinued if such a rash develops. ...