It is used for various skin and mucous membrane injuries, including abrasions, burns, aseptic postoperative wounds, skin transplantation, bulous and vesicular dermatitis.
The main active ingredient of this drug is dexpanthenol. The composition also includes auxiliary components, including – emulsified cetostearyl alcohol (type A), liquid light wax, light mineral oil, peracetic acid, propellant (propane, isobutane, propane) purified water.
It is produced in the form of a spray, with a volume of 130 grams in an aluminum container, under pressure. In this case, 1 gram of the drug contains 50 milligrams of active active ingredient (excluding the propellant). 100 grams of foam contains 4.64 dexpanthenol.
This drug Pantenol belongs to antimicrobial and antiseptic agents for local use, which are used to treat wounds and ulcerative skin lesions.
The main active ingredient of the drug is dexpanthenol (provitamin B5). In skin cells, this substance is rapidly converted into pantothenic acid, which is a component of coenzyme, playing an important role in the metabolism of each cell.
Pantothenic acid is therefore essential for the formation and healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes.
It is intended for the treatment of various lesions of the skin and mucous membranes, including:
- aseptic postoperative wounds;
- with skin transplantation;
- with bullous and / or blistering dermatitis.
Dexpanthenol is a derivative of pantothenic acid. It has the ability to regenerate mucous membranes, normalize cell metabolism, accelerate mitosis and strengthen collagen fibers. It has a regenerating, vitaminizing and anti-inflammatory effect.
The body’s need for pantothenic acid increases with damage to the skin or tissues. This deficiency can be compensated for with the help of topical application of dexpanthenol, since this substance has the property of intensely penetrating into all layers of the skin.
Not applicable if the patient has hypersensitivity (allergy) to one of the components of the drug.
Do not apply the drug to weeping wounds. In the treatment of wounds and burns, the drug is used only at the stage of regeneration. Do not spray the drug in the eyes, directly into the mouth or nose.
When applied to patients suffering from bronchial asthma or bronchopulmonary diseases, the propellant should not be inhaled, as it can irritate the mucous membranes or even cause an attack of bronchial asthma.
In pediatrics, the drug Pantenol can be used only after consultation with a pediatrician. The use of this drug in children is possible only under adult supervision.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug should be used with caution during pregnancy.
It is permissible to use this drug during the period when a woman is breastfeeding. It can be applied to the nipples during lactation, but the drug is applied to the nipples after feeding, and it should be washed off before the feeding procedure.
Method of administration and dosage
The drug Pantenol is intended for topical use.
When using the aerosol can, it must be held vertically with the valve up. Shake the can before use.
On first use, only gas can be sprayed for a few seconds. Then the actual drug will appear in the form of a foam. The distance from the tip of the aerosol bottle to the skin is 10-20 centimeters, the spraying occurs within 1-2 seconds.
The foam is applied in an even layer to the affected area of the skin, one or more times during the day.
If the aerosol needs to be applied to an area on the face, then the drug is first applied to the hand, and then distributed on the corresponding part of the face.
The duration of treatment depends on the degree of damage and the course of recovery. The final duration of treatment by the attending physician is determined.
There are no recorded medical data on cases of overdose.
If you follow the instructions, then an overdose of this drug is unlikely.
If the drug is accidentally swallowed, you should rinse the stomach, take sorbents.
Usually, this drug is well tolerated by patients, rarely causing side effects.
In some cases, individual hypersensitivity reactions may occur. In this case, allergic reactions may occur in the form of:
- burning sensations;
- other types of discomfort at the site of application of the drug.
These side effects do not have a pronounced character and disappear after the drug is discontinued, without exerting a systemic effect on the body.
If any unusual adverse reactions occur, you should report them to your doctor.
Storage conditions and periods
Stored for up to 3 years at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.
The storage area should be out of reach of children and out of direct sunlight.