Diethyltoluamide DEET Brand Names
Coleman Insect Repellent | OFF! Deeep Woods
What is Diethyltoluamide DEET
Diethyltoluamide DEET is a topically applied insect repellant. It helps to prevent infections transmitted by insect bites or prevent infestations by insects or other arthropods.
DEET is effective against biting flies (black flies, deer flies, gnats, sandflies, stable flies), fleas, chiggers, mosquitoes, and ticks.
Products are available with DEET concentrations ranging for 5% to 100%.
Higher concentration products have a longer duration of action but are not more effective than lower concentration products.
- insect bite prophylaxis
- insect infestation prophylaxis
For insect bite prophylaxis and insect infestation prophylaxis
- contact dermatitis
- skin irritation
Skin irritation, contact dermatitis, pruritus, and angioedema have been reported following topical application of diethyltoluamide, DEET.
- laboratory monitoring not necessary
- accidental exposure
- ocular exposure
- skin abrasion
- tobacco smoking
There are no drug interactions associated with Diethyltoluamide, DEET products.