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IvyBlock

Generic Name: bentoquatam topical (BEN toe KWA tam)
Brand Name: IvyBlock

What is IvyBlock (bentoquatam topical)?

Bentoquatam topical (applied to the skin) forms a barrier to protect the skin against oils from certain poisonous plants such as poison ivy.

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

Bentoquatam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about IvyBlock (bentoquatam topical)?

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor before using this medication.

Apply bentoquatam topical 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.

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You should use bentoquatam even if you are wearing protective clothing. Poisonous plant oils can linger on clothing, shoes, tools, and even pets. You may come into contact with the oil through "secondary contact" with such a contaminated item.

Bentoquatam may be used year-round. The poisonous oils in plants such as poison ivy are not seasonal and can cause skin irritation even during cold weather months.

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

You should not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to bentoquatam topical.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor before using this medication.

How should I take IvyBlock (bentoquatam topical)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Apply bentoquatam topical to the hands, arms, and legs at least 15 minutes before you may be exposed to a poisonous plant.

This medication may form a thin white film on your skin when it dries. This will not affect the protective action of bentoquatam topical.

For best results, reapply this medication every 4 hours while you are in an area of possible exposure to a poisonous plant.

You should use bentoquatam even if you are wearing protective clothing. Poisonous plant oils can linger on clothing, shoes, tools, and even pets. You may come into contact with the oil through "secondary contact" with such a contaminated item.

Bentoquatam may be used year-round. The poisonous oils in plants such as poison ivy are not seasonal and can cause skin irritation even during cold weather months.

Store bentoquatam at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since bentoquatam topical is used as needed, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule. Using extra lotion to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of topically applied bentoquatam is not likely to occur.

What should I avoid while using IvyBlock (bentoquatam topical)?

Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

IvyBlock (bentoquatam topical) side effects

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.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect IvyBlock (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 your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about bentoquatam.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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