Benzoic acid is a Medicine belongs to Disinfectant and preservatives group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book :

  ►   Brandname : NA

  ►  Strength : Solution with   , Ointment with   , Injection with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1739   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, Topical,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1738   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Used as an antifungal Topical Ointment Benzoic acid 6% with salicylic acid 3%, as Compound Benzoic Acid Ointment (BP 2008) (Whitfield’s Ointment) has a long history of use as an antifungal. Benzoic acid has also been used in desloughing preparations and has been given as a urinary antiseptic.
2 As an preservative Benzoates are used as preservatives in pharmaceutical formulations including oral preparations; benzoic acid and sodium benzoate are typically used in concentrations of up to 0.2% and 0.5%, respectively. They are used as preservatives in foods, (and are also present naturally in some foods), and at similar concentrations in cosmetics.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1738   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : hypersensitivity reactions, reports of non-immunological contact urticaria, irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes, Infants given large doses of sodium benzoate have suffered vomiting, Premature infants have been reported to be at risk of metabolic acidosis and kernicterus,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1738   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Benzoic acid is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : NA
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Benzoates have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Their antimicrobial activity is due to the undissociated benzoic acid and is therefore pH-dependent. They are relatively inactive above a pH of about 5.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1738   Edition : 38,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   Renal, Hepatic (Metabolism),
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1739   Edition : 38,


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA