What is Bepanthen Ointment ?
Bepanthen Ointment, an oil-rich
ointment base formulation, is a preferred solution for diaper rash as it
offers better protection against nappy ( diaper ) wetness.
Bepanthen Ointment contains the
active ingredient dexpanthenol. Dexpanthenol is converted in skin cells to
pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is known for its skin
healing and repairing properties, and as such plays a part in both the
formation and the regeneration of the skin.
Hence, Bepanthen Ointment has a
dual action benefit helping you to protect and promote the natural healing
of your baby's delicate skin, against nappy rash.
What is Bepanthen Ointment
used for ?
Bepanthen Ointment is used for :
• Prevention & treatment of nappy
( diaper ) rash.
• Caring & treatment of
sore/cracked nipples, for breast feeding mothers.
• Dry, chapped and cracked skin.
• Minor skin injuries such as,
minor burns and wounds
If your baby has nappy rash,
Bepanthen Ointment gentle formulation quickly soothes the soreness and the
active vitamin ingredient works to accelerate natural skin healing.
Bepanthen Ointment works in a combination of 2 ways to counter the effects
of diaper rash i.e.:
• Protection – When applied at
every nappy change, Bepanthen Ointment forms a long lasting breathable
barrier protecting against the irritants that can cause nappy rash.
• Gentle healing – Dexpanthenol
penetrates deeply into the skin and accelerates the natural healing process
When should Bepanthen Ointment
not be used or used with particular care ?
You must not use Bepanthen
Ointment any longer if an allergic reaction occurs.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist
• are suffering from any other
• have any allergies
• are taking any other
medications ( including non-prescription products )
May Bepanthen Ointment be used
during pregnancy or breastfeeding ?
Bepanthen Ointment may be used
during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Dexpanthenol, the active
ingredient, is given the G.R.A.S ( Generally Recognised As Safe ) status by
the US Food & Drug Administration, and hence can be used without any danger
for baby in case of absorption or ingestion.
How should Bepanthen Ointment
be used ?
Infant care: at each nappy
( diaper ) change, spread over your baby's bottom and groin, after cleaning
these areas thoroughly with water.
Nursing mothers: apply to
the nipples after each breast feeding. It is not necessary to wipe or clean
the ointment off the nipples, prior to breast feeding.
Damaged skin: apply one or
more times daily, as needed.
It is important that you follow
the dosage instructions contained in this leaflet. Should you feel that this
product is too weak or too strong, consult your physician or pharmacist.
What side effects can
Bepanthen Oitnment have ?
Side effects associated with the
use of Bepanthen Ointment are rare. Should you notice any unusual skin
reactions, inform your physician.
Other things you need to know
Close tube tightly after use and
store where it will be protected from heat and out of reach of children. This medicine should not be used after the expiry date (EXP) shown on the pack.
You can obtain further information from your physician or pharmacist, both
of whom have full prescribing information.
Bepanthen Ointment is FREE FROM
COLOURANT, FRAGRANCE & PRESERVATIVE.
What does Bepanthen Ointment
Each gram contains 50 mg of
Where can Bepanthen Ointment
be obtained ?
Available in leading pharmacies
and medical halls.
What packs are available ?
Bepanthen Ointment 3.5g, 30g, and