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Brand Names: IvyBlock

Generic Name: bentoquatam topical (Pronunciation: BEN toe KWA tam)

What is bentoquatam topical (IvyBlock)?

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 are the possible side effects of bentoquatam topical (IvyBlock)?

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.

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

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.

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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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