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Brand name: Bepanthen

Bepanthen is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dexpanthenol. On this page you will find out more about Bepanthen, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dexpanthenol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Bepanthen 5% ointment, 30 g

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What this medicine is 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.

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Dosage Form Ointment
Route of administration Topical
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We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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