Act as "Agent" and "Panthenol"
These medicines are used for the rapid healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes of various origins: abrasions, burns, surgical wounds, dermatitis and skin grafting. "Bepanten" and "Panthenol" contain in their composition dexpanthenol. When used externally it is rapidly converted to Pantothenic acid, which helps speed up the healing process.
From the body this substance is excreted unchanged and has no toxical properties. Therefore, the choice of ointments for treatment of diaper dermatitis and diaper rash in newborns benefit medicines this non-hormonal group. The duration of use of these drugs depends on the severity of symptoms.
Pantothenic acid is a water soluble b vitamin that participates in numerous metabolic processes, as part of coenzyme A.
Which drug is better to use
For reviews of patients, "Bepanten" and "Panthenol" are absolutely the same medicines manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies. Both drugs possess vitamin, metabolic and anti-inflammatory properties. They have identical structure, and each of them is a substitute for the other. Yes, and their price is not significantly different. Besides the fact that drugs are produced in the form of ointments and creams, panthenol can be seen in pharmacies in the form of a spray that, in some cases, the most appropriate.
If "Bepanten" and "Panthenol" should be applied to the infected wound, the affected area of skin is pre-treated with antiseptic.
Recommendations for the use of "Bepanten" and "Panthenol"
Despite the safety of drugs, elderly patients and children it is advisable to use them under adult supervision.
To prevent infection of the damaged portion of these funds should not be applied to moist wounds.
In the treatment of cracked nipple during breast-feeding remnants of the ointment should be removed with a cloth and wash the skin with boiled water.
Long-term use "Bepanthen" and "Panthenol" can clog pores, so do not want to use them for moisturizing the skin constantly. Remember that instructions for use of these drugs is provided for informational purposes only, therefore before their use it is advisable to consult a doctor.