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Benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate (topical)

Generic name: benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate (topical) (BEN zil AL ka hol)
Brand name: Ivy Dry Super, Ivy-Dry Cream
Dosage forms: topical cream (10%-2%); topical lotion (10%-2%)
Drug class: Topical anti-infectives

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Mar 17, 2021. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical?

Benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat itching, rash, oozing, or other skin irritation caused by insect bites or by coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.

Benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate if you have ever had an allergic reaction to benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine on a child without medical advice.

How should I use benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin.

Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with this medicine does not improve after 7 days, or if it gets worse while using this product.

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

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not apply two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine.

What should I avoid while using benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical?

Do not get benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with water.

Benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine 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.

Benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis:

Benzyl alcohol-zinc acetate topical 10%-2% cream,
Benzyl alcohol-zinc acetate topical 10%-2% lotion:
Apply to affected area up to 3 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis:

Benzyl alcohol-zinc acetate topical 10%-2% cream:
2 years or older: Apply to affected area up to 3 times daily.

Benzyl alcohol-zinc acetate topical 10%-2% lotion:
6 years or older: Apply to affected area up to 3 times daily.

What other drugs will affect benzyl alcohol and zinc acetate topical?

Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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Other brands
Ivy-Dry Super, Ivy-Dry Cream

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Further information

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.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.