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 is dexpanthenol. The composition also includes auxiliary components, including glycerin, white soft paraffin, lanolin, mineral light oil, paraffin, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, purified water.
It is produced in the form of an ointment for topical use, packed in tubes of 30 grams. 1 gram of the drug contains 50 milligrams of dexpanthenol.
Local drug Pantenol , which belongs to a group of drugs that promote wound healing. Its main active ingredient is dexpanthenol (provitamin B5).
It actively promotes the stimulation of the tissue regeneration process.
Once in the skin cells, it quickly turns 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 protection, formation and healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes.
Designed to treat skin lesions, including:
- for prophylactic treatment of dry, reddened or cracked skin;
- to accelerate the healing and epithelialization of the skin (minor burns and wounds);
- in case of skin irritation, including due to radiation therapy, phototherapy or exposure to ultraviolet rays;
- skin disorders – abrasions, cracks, burns, aseptic postoperative wounds, trophic ulcers, bedsores, cracks in the nipples of the mammary glands, diaper rash;
- with diaper dermatitis, anal fissures, cervical erosion and after skin transplantation;
- for treating the skin after using corticosteroids.
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 intensively penetrating all layers of the skin.
Not applicable if the patient has hypersensitivity (allergy) to one of the components of the drug.
Care should be taken to ensure that the drug does not come into contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of warm water.
It can be used at any age, even for newborns.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug is used with caution in any trimester of pregnancy.
Method of administration and dosage
The drug Pantenol ointment is intended for topical use:
- It is applied to the affected or problem surface with a thin layer with light massage movements, from 1 to several times a day, as needed.
- If used in nursing mothers, the cream should be applied to the nipples after each breastfeeding.
- When treating defects of the mucous membrane of the cervix, the drug is used 1 or several times a day, under the supervision of a doctor.
- With diaper dermatitis, the cream can also be applied every time after changing diapers.
This drug has the ability to penetrate well into the skin, which makes it suitable for the care of wet wounds, unprotected skin surfaces, including the face, and skin covered with hair.
It spreads easily over the surface, therefore it is suitable for the treatment of painful sunburn and other minor burns.
Overdose cases with this drug are unknown. The active ingredient of the drug is well tolerated and non-toxic.
If the gel is accidentally swallowed, induce vomiting and consult a doctor.
Symptomatic therapy is recommended.
Hypersensitivity reactions may occur, including:
- allergic dermatitis;
- urticaria, flushing, blisters;
- itching, rash, eczema, erythema, contact dermatitis.
As a rule, these symptoms disappear after drug withdrawal.
In case of any unusual adverse reactions, you should inform your doctor about them.
Storage conditions and periods
Pantenol is stored for up to 5 years at room temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.