Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh, recently launched a mosquito repellent cream NOMOS containing the WHO and US Environmental Protection Agency-approved ingredient ethyl butyl acetylaminopropionate, according to a press release released on Thursday.
The active ingredient in NOMOS, originally developed in Germany, offers 99 percent protection against Aedes mosquitoes, which cause dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika. A single application of the product can take eight hours.
NOMOS is safe for everyone, including babies over two months old.
The eco-friendly insect repellent keeps all types of insects out including mosquitoes, flies, horseflies, ticks, head lice and wasps.
NOMOS is currently available nationwide in all pharmacies and pharmacies at a retail price of Tk 120 per tube.