Bepanthen Ointment

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Bepanthen?

    Bepanthen Ointment is used for Sunburn, Mild burns, Minor skin injuries and disorders, Skin itching, Inflammation of the skin and other conditions. Bepanthen Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Bepanthen Ointment contains Dexpanthanol as an active ingredient.
    Bepanthen Ointment works by binding water in the skin to keep it moisturised and improves skin cell growth.
    Bayer Health manufactures Bepanthen Ointment.
    Detailed information related to Bepanthen Ointment's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Bepanthen Ointment Uses

    Bepanthen Ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Bepanthen Ointment Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Bepanthen Ointment improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 2

    Bepanthen Ointment - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Bepanthen Ointment is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Bepanthen Ointment - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Bepanthen Ointment. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    • Skin irritation
    • Contact allergies
    • Bepanthen Ointment may also cause side-effects not listed here.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1, 2
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    Bepanthen Ointment - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Bepanthen Ointment, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Bepanthen Ointment. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Bepanthen Ointment. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

    Bepanthen Ointment - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Bepanthen Ointment - Contraindications

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Where to Buy Bepanthen Ointment

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    Bepanthen Ointment - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Bepanthen Ointment safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Is Bepanthen Ointment safe while breastfeeding?
    • Can Bepanthen Ointment be used for sunburn and mild burns?
      Yes, sunburn and mild burns are among the most common reported uses for Bepanthen Ointment. Please do not use Bepanthen Ointment for sunburn and mild burns without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Bepanthen Ointment.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Bepanthen Ointment medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Bepanthen Ointment. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Bepanthen Ointment

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Bepanthen Ointment

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Bepanthen Ointment, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Bepanthen Ointment

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Bepanthen Ointment.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Bepanthen Ointment

    • Taking a single dose of expired Bepanthen Ointment is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Bepanthen Ointment

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    Bepanthen Ointment - Packages and Strengths

    Bepanthen Ointment is available in the following packages and strengths
    Bepanthen Ointment - Packages: 30g Tube
    Bepanthen Ointment - Strengths: 5%

    Bepanthen Ointment - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Bepanthen Ointment - Demographic Information


    1. Ebner F, Heller A, Rippke F, Tausch I (2002). "Topical Use of Dexpanthenol in Skin Disorders". American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 3 (6): 427_433. doi:10.2-205. PMID 12113650. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Haberfeld, H, ed. (2015). Austria-Codex (in German). Vienna: Asterreichischer Apothekerverlag. Bepanthen Creme. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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