Bensal HP Ointment
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Bensal HP Ointment Description
Bensal HP ® ointment contains 30 mg salicylic acid per gram in a base containing: Benzoic acid, polyethylene glycol 400, polyethylene glycol 3350 and oak bark extract (QRB-7).
Bensal HP Ointment - Clinical Pharmacology
The mechanism of action of Bensal HP® is not known. While the following animal data are available, their clinical significance is unknown. It has been demonstrated that Bensal HP® significantly reduces methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) protected by biofilms in wounds using porcine models. In addition, Bensal HP® stimulates re-epithelialization of second-degree burns in porcine models.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the rate of wound re-epithelialization. Four partial-thickness wounds (2×2 cm & 0.2 mm deep) were created under local anesthesia on the thighs of 13 normal, healthy, male volunteers with an electrokeratome. Bensal HP® substantially increased the rate of re-epithelialization by 63% over the vehicle alone (p<0.01) and 77% over untreated control (p<0.005).
Indications and Usage for Bensal HP Ointment
An external treatment for the inflammation and irritation associated with many common forms of dermatitis, including certain eczematoid conditions. These conditions include complications associated with pyodermas. Indicated also in the treatment of insect bites, burns and fungal infections.
Bensal HP® is contraindicated for use in those patients who are hypersensitive to topical polyethylene glycols.
For external use only. Not to be used in eyes.
It is not known if Bensal HP® interacts with other topical medications applied to the treatment area. The use of Bensal HP® with other topical drugs has not been studied.
Bensal HP® is generally well tolerated and non-irritating. A small percentage of patients may experience a temporary burning sensation upon application of the ointment.
Bensal HP Ointment Dosage and Administration
Patients should be advised to follow these step-by-step instructions for application of Bensal HP® Ointment:
Hands should be washed thoroughly.
When using tubes, the tip of the tube should not come into contact with the area to be treated; the tube should be recapped tightly after each application.
If applying with a cotton-tipped applicator, which is recommended, use once and discard.
Bensal HP® Ointment should be applied twice a day for best results.
Gently rinse the area to be treated with saline or water and then pat dry. Bensal HP® Ointment can be applied directly to the wound or placed on dry gauze and then placed on the wound. Wet-Packs or Wet-To-Dry Dressings are not recommended since they will dilute the ointment and decrease its effectiveness. Bensal HP® is designed to provide moisture to the wound.
Spread a generous quantity of Bensal HP® Ointment evenly over the desired area to yield a thin continuous layer of approximately 1/8 of an inch of thickness. There may be a mild warming sensation, or slight burning, to the treated area for 3-5 minutes after application. If irritation occurs or symptoms persist after 10 days, discontinue use and consult your physician.
Try to keep the area being treated clean and exposed to air when possible. Apply an appropriate dressing to shield the area from clothes or exposure to water or dirt.
If there is no improvement in the wound within 7 days, consult your physician for further evaluation of the wound. If there is no response to the ointment at all, then the wound should be re-evaluated for other contributing factors to the wound healing process.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients has not been established.
How is Bensal HP Ointment Supplied
|30 g tube||NDC 63801 - 0107 - 01|
Store at 20° C to 25° C (68° F to 77° F), excursions permitted between 15° C and 30° C (between 59° F and 86° F). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40° C (104° F) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 25° C (77° F); however, such exposure should be minimized.
|Bensal HP® inhibited all tested microbial strains, both Gram negative and Gram positive, in a Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) test against the following 49 select pathogens.|
|Microorganism||Parts Per Million|
|Staphylococcus aureus, ATCC 6538||25,000|
|Salmonella choleraesuis, ATCC 10708||25,000|
|* Enterococcus faecalis, ATCC 19433||50,000|
|Pseudomonas cepacia, ATCC 10856||3,125|
|Staphylococcus epidermidis, ATCC 17917||12,500|
|Alcaligenes faecalis, ATCC 8750||25,000|
|Streptococcus uberis ATCC 27958||12,500|
|Escherichia coli, ATC 25922||25,000|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae, ATCC 13883||25,000|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ATCC 10145||25,000|
|Shigella flexneri type 1A ATTC 9199||12,500|
|Pseudomonas paucimobilis, ATCC 29837||1,563|
|Streptococcus sanguis, ATCC 10556||12,500|
|Acinetobacter lewoffii, ATCC 9957||25,000|
|Pseudomonas putida, HTB Isolate||6,250|
|Aeromonas sobria, ATCC 9071||25,000|
|Staphylococcus hominus, ATCC 27844||12,500|
|Staphylococcus haemolyticus, ATCC 29970||25,000|
|Staphylococcus saprophyticus, ATCC 15305||25,000|
|Staphylococcus simulans, ATCC 27848||25,000|
|Micrococcus lylae, ATCC 27566||50,000|
|Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC 13813||12,500|
|Streptococcus equisimilis ATCC 9542||12,500|
|Pseudomonas alcaligenes, ATCC 14909||25,000|
|Klebsiella oxytoca, ATCC 15764||12,500|
|Pseudomonas stutzeri, ATCC 17588||50,000|
|Salmonella typhi, ATCC 6539||12,500|
|Enterobacter aerogenes, ATCC 15038||25,000|
|Group D enterococcus||50,000|
|Trichophyton mentagrophytes CDC y68+||50,000|
|Rhodotorula rubra HTB Isolate||50,000|
|Enterobacter cloacae, Hosp/Envi isolate||25,000|
|Escherichia coli, Hosp/Envi isolate||25,000|
|Pseudomonas cepacia, Hosp/Envi isolate||25,000|
|Klebsiella pneumoniae, Hosp/Envi isolate||25,000|
|Staphylococcus aureus, Hosp/Envi isolate||50,000|
|Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, ATCC 17961||25,000|
|Alcaligenes faecalis, ATCC 337||25,000|
|Enterobacter cloacae, ATCC 23355||25,000|
|Achromobacter xylosoxidans, HTB isolate||25,000|
|Salmonella typhi, ATCC 19430||25,000|
|Listeria monocytogenes, ATCC 15313||12,500|
|Serratia marcesans, ATCC 14756||25,000|
|Serratia marcesans, ATCC 13880||25,000|
|Candida albicans, ATCC 10231||12,500|
|Serratia marcensans, Hosp/Envi isolate||25,000|
|Salmonella enteritidis, ATCC 13076||25,000|
|Escherichia coli, ATCC 11229||25,000|
|Proteus mirabilis, ATCC 9240||25,000|
Manufactured for: EPI Health, LLC • Charleston, SC 29403
For: 7 Oaks Pharmaceutical Corp. • Easley, SC • 877.723.6725
© 2010 7 Oaks Pharmaceuticals Corp.
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PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 gram Tube Carton
Bensal HP ®
Net wt. 30 grams
salicylic acid ointment
|Labeler - SMG Pharmaceuticals, LLC (079332298)|
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