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Bepanten is a remedy to heal various wounds.
Indications of the bepantena
The cream is applied in such cases:
- for application to the reddened dry areas of the skin (or for small cracks in the skin) as a method of prevention;
- to accelerate the epithelization and scarring of the skin with small lesions (abrasions or weak burns), and also irritations of the skin (for example, as a result of irradiation with UV rays or after procedures of photo- or radiotherapy) and dermatitis of the diaper type. Also used for bedsores and skin ulcers of chronic type, eruptions of the uterine neck, cracks in the anus and after skin transplantation;
- treatment of the skin in the process of local application of corticosteroids (or after the procedure);
- as a prophylactic in the process of caring for the mammary glands (during lactation) or for treating cracks in the nipples and irritations in this area.
Release in the form of a cream in tubes with a volume of 30 or 100 g. Inside a separate package - 1 tube with cream.
Bepanten plus is a dermatological medicine from the category of disinfecting drugs and antiseptics.
Dexpanthenol is an active component of the cream. Inside the cells, it quickly converts to calcium pantothenate and acts on the body as a vitamin. Dexpanthenol after local application is easier absorbed into the skin than calcium pantothenate.
Pantothenate of calcium is an element of essential coenzyme of type A (CoA). In the form of acetylcoenzyme type A, it is the main participant in the metabolic processes inside all cells. Thus, this component becomes a necessary part of the processes of regeneration and healing of damaged mucous membranes and skin.
Dexpanthenol is quickly absorbed through the skin, and then immediately converted to calcium pantothenate and integrated into the structure of the endogenous depot of this vitamin.
Calcium pantothenate is synthesized with a plasma protein (mainly albumins with β-globulins). The indicator of the substance in an adult healthy person is approximately 500-1000 μg / L inside the blood, as well as 100 μg / l inside the serum.
The substance is not metabolized and excreted unchanged. When administered orally, excretion of the component with urine is 60-70%, and the remainder is excreted with feces. For a day in an adult with urine excreted 2-7 mg LS, and the child - 2-3 mg.
Use of the bepantena during pregnancy
There is no information on the risk of complications resulting from the use of Bepantin cream during pregnancy or lactation. Pregnant should use the cream with the permission of the doctor.
During the treatment of cracks in the nipples with lactation, it is required to wash the cream before the procedure of feeding.
Contraindications are intolerance to dexpanthenol or other elements of the drug.
Side effects of the bepantena
The use of the cream can lead to the appearance of side reactions from the side of immunity, as well as the subcutaneous layer with the skin. There is information about the development of skin allergy manifestations: allergic or contact type dermatitis, erythema eczema, urticaria and the appearance of irritation, rash or blisters on the skin.
Dosing and administration
To accelerate the processes of regeneration and epithelialization, it is necessary to apply the cream to the damaged skin area once or several times a day (depending on the need).
When nursing the mammary glands of nursing mothers, the cream is applied to the nipples after each feeding procedure.
When treating defects on the mucous membrane of the uterine neck, it is required to use the cream under the supervision of the treating doctor - to apply once or several times per day.
In the treatment of diaper dermatitis in infants, the cream is applied after each diaper changing procedure.
Bepanten is quickly absorbed into the skin, so it can be used to treat wound wetting type, applied to the scalp, as well as the face. The cream is easily spread over the entire surface of the skin, which allows it to be used to remove painful burns of an easy degree (for example, sunny).
Bepanten can be used in the period of 3 years since the release of the therapeutic cream.
To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Bepanten" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.
Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.