Is Bencyl-Benzoate compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Bencyl-Benzoate?


August 12, 2014 (Low Risk)

It is an insecticide and scabicide drug for topical use. Avoid applying it on the breast or nipple. Otherwise, remove it thoroughly before nursing.


Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)