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Brand name: Bepanthen TM

Active ingredients: dexpanthenol

What it is used for

May assist nappy rash by reducing the frequency and severity of nappy rash. Helps reduce nappy rash by providing a barrier against nappy rash. Aids natural skin healing from within. Helps soothe dry, chafed, cracked or split skin. Regular breast care in nursing mothers to soothe cracked nipples. Bepanthen Ointment has a dual action benefit, helping to both protect against nappy rash and aid the natural healing of your baby's delicate skin from within. When applied at every nappy change, Bepanthen Ointment forms a long-lasting barrier, helping to protect against the irritants that can cause nappy rash. Bepanthen Ointment's gentle formulation quickly soothes the soreness and aids natural skin healing. Bepanthen Ointment actively heals nappy rash. Actively heals babys sensitive skin when suffering from nappy rash. It helps to protect against nappy rash and keep the skin hydrated by providing a breathable, waterproof barrier. Bepanthen Ointment contains provitamin B5 which helps the skin actively heal and repair its natural barrier from within. Bepanthen Ointment soothes, actively heals and protects.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Topical

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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