Panthenol - pharmacological agents from the group reparants used to treat burns and wound surfaces.
Structure and Composition Panthenol
The active substance - dexpanthenol. There are various forms of preparation for external use - ointment, cream, spray.
Panthenol 5% Ointment for topical application 1 g contains 50 mg of active principle and adjuvants (lanolin vazeliin, liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, mitilparagidroksibenzoat, cholesterol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, water). Ointment homogeneous, light yellow color with a pleasant smell of lanolin. Available ointment 25 or 50g of the drug in a tube.
Panthenol 5% cream for topical application 1 g contains 50 mg of active substance and auxiliaries (ketomakrogol, cetanol, cetearyl octanoate, dimethicone, glyceryl monostearate, propylene glycol, propilparagidroksi benzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, water, flavoring). White cream, homogeneous, with a specific aroma. Produced cream or 50 to 25 g in a tube.
Panthenol spray (aerosol topical 4, 63%), manufactured in aluminum cans 58 and 130g.
The drug has a regenerative effect (stimulates epithelialization and healing of the skin), and mild anti-inflammatory effect. Panthenol stimulates the healing and restoration of the layers of the skin, normalizes cellular metabolism, increases the strength of collagen fibers. If the damage of the skin and tissue (with injuries, burns, diseases) Panthenol is able to fill the shortage of pantothenic acid derivative which he is.
According to the instructions Panthenol when applied topically it is rapidly absorbed and converted into pantothenic acid, and then binds to plasma proteins.
Panthenol is used in violation of the integrity of the skin, due to injuries, burns (thermal, chemical) and other reasons.
- burns of various origins (thermal, solar, chemical);
- abrasions, scratches;
- dermatitis (including diaper dermatitis in infants), diaper rash;
- cracks and inflammatory changes in the nipples of mammary glands in lactating mothers;
- prevention of adverse effects on the skin environmental factors (wind, cold, dampness, etc.);
- the treatment of venous ulcers of various origins, bedsores, extensive wound surfaces (ointment panthenol);
- treatment of the skin around traheo-, gastro, colostomy to prevent occurrence of damage to the skin.
Panthenol ointment can also be used in the treatment of poorly healing skin grafts. As an additional source of fat and products of pantothenic acid, the preparation may be used for the treatment of very dry skin.
Burns Panthenol best used in the form of a spray, because it contains auxiliary substances help to better penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and also provide a cooling effect.
Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
Side effects Panthenol
Allergic reactions are possible. In the opinion of Panthenol well tolerated and rarely causes side effects.
Dosing and Administration
According to the instructions Panthenol used topically. The ointment or cream is applied in a thin layer over the affected area of the skin, and lightly rubbed. Use this product should be 2-4 times a day (if necessary more often). If the cream or ointment is applied to the infected area of skin, then it should be pre-treated with an antiseptic solution.
Infants at diaper dermatitis, according to the instructions Panthenol applied after each diaper change, or washing. The duration of treatment with this drug depends on the severity of skin symptoms and characteristics of the disease.
Panthenol is used in nursing mothers at the cracks and sore nipples. It lubricates the surface of the nipple cream (or ointment) after each feeding. Rinse the drug is needed. In the opinion of Panthenol helps to quickly heal cracked nipples and does not cause adverse reactions.
From burns Panthenol can be used from the very first minutes of the damage. It is best to give the effect of the spray. When used with a spray bottle to keep it upright. For the formation of the foam before applying it should be shaken. Apply the spray should be evenly distributing it on the affected skin for a few seconds. After the appearance of foam on the affected area formed by a thin film that prevents the loss of fluid and has dermatoprotektivnym effect. Spray should be several times a day, depending on the severity of the local changes. In the opinion of a well-panthenol it helps with sunburn if used within the first hours.
Specific guidance on the application of Panthenol
Cream, ointment and spray intended for external use. Do not apply to wounds Panthenol with copious discharge (weeping wounds). Treatment should be under medical supervision.