Bepanthen plus cream
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Bepanthen plus cream contains two active substances, dexpanthenol and chlorhexidine. It belongs to medicines used in the treatment of wounds and skin ulcers. Dexpanthenol regenerate the skin while the chlorhexidine remove the bacteria from the wound and thus prevent infection. Because of these effects, it is used to treat a variety of surface wounds: cut, scratch, burns, surgical wound and others.
When applied, Dexpanthenol is very rapidly transformed into pantothenic acid in the skin. Panthothenic acid is actually a vitamin which helps repair the damaged tissue from your wound, therefore improve wound and scar healing.
It should not be used for large (deep) open wounds.
In addition to preventing infection and healing the skin, this ointment also reduces pain.
It should be avoided in patients allergic to dexpanthenol or chlorhexidine.
This cream is not intended for administration in the eyes or ears. It is recommended for use only when there is a risk that wound may become infected. If there is no risk of infection, you should use other products.
Use of Bepanthen plus during pregnancy and breastfeeding
It can be used during pregnancy and so far there is no data about harmful effects during the pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before you start using Bepanthen plus cream during pregnancy.
It should not be used for long periods of time or on large areas of the skin, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Bepanthen cream use
It should be applied in a thin layer directly on the wound. Wound must be cleaned first and then you may apply Bepanthen plus creme. After applying you should bind up the wound with a bandage or gauze. It should be applied several times a day.
Use with other medicines (Interactions)
When you are applying this cream, you should not use other products to treat wound, unless recommended by your doctor.
After applying do not rinse the wound with soap, because chlorhexidine may be inactivated by soap.
Bepanthen plus cream may cause the following side effects:
- skin rash,
- itching of the skin,
- allergic dermatitis (skin inflammation),
- skin irritation,
- swelling of the skin and others.
Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.
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