MediLexicon Logo
MediLexicon Logo
Abbreviations        Abbrev Definitions        Dictionary        ICD Codes        Equipment        Hospitals        Drugs        More..


Company: EnviroDerm Pharmaceuticals
Approval Status: Approved September 1996
Treatment for: skin protectant for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
Areas: Dermatology / Plastic Surgery

| General Information | Mechanism of Action | Literature References | Additional Information |

General Information

IvyBlock has been approved as a poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac skin protectant. Ivy Block should be applied to skin at least 15 minutes before possible contact with the poisonous plants and re-applied every four hours for continued protection. The lotion may be removed with soap and water.

Mechanism of Action

According to EnviroDerm, Ivy Block lays down an active barrier on the skin with a special formula that helps block skin contact with urushiol, the oil in the plants which triggers the rash, thereby serving to help protect against poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac rash.

Literature References

Clinical data can be found in the August 1995 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Additional Information

Poison ivy can affect two out of three Americans, and of these, 15% may have severe allergic reactions, which require medical treatment. In 1994, more than nine million Americans sought remedies for the irritation caused by poison ivy, oak, and sumac. According to the National Safety Council, these poisonous plants are the largest cause of occupational contact dermatitis for outdoor workers in many areas of the country.

< back to top

IvyBlock Drug Information

The Ivyblock drug information shown above is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.

MediLexicon International Ltd Logo

Privacy Policy   |    Disclaimer   |    Contact / Feedback

MediLexicon International Ltd
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
MediLexicon International Ltd © 2004-2016 All rights reserved.