Active ingredients

The drug ACADEM contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):


Benzyl benzoate is a benzoate ester obtained by the formal condensation of benzoic acid with benzyl alcohol. Benzyl benzoate is one of the older preparations used to treat scabies. Scabies is a skin infection caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. Benzyl benzoate is lethal to this mite and so is useful in the treatment of scabies. It is also used to treat lice infestation of the head and body. Benzyl benzoate is not the treatment of choice for scabies due to its irritant properties.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Benzyl benzoate
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P03 Ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides, insecticides and repellents → P03A Ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides → P03AX Other ectoparasiticides, incl. scabicides
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Authorization and marketing

This brand name is authorized in the following countries: Hong Kong

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Identification scheme
Department of Health Drug Office
Identifier(s): 24464