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All about: Panthoderm Cream

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Generic Name: Dexpanthenol Cream (dex-PAN-than-all)
Brand Name: Panthoderm

Panthoderm Cream is used for:

Relieving dry skin, preventing and treating sore nipples during breast-feeding, and promoting healing of burns and poorly-healing wounds. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Panthoderm Cream is an emollient. The exact way Panthoderm Cream works is unknown.

Do NOT use Panthoderm Cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Panthoderm Cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Panthoderm Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Panthoderm Cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Panthoderm Cream. Because little, if any, of Panthoderm Cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Panthoderm Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Panthoderm Cream:

Use Panthoderm Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Panthoderm Cream is for external use only.
  • Apply Panthoderm Cream directly to the affected areas once or twice daily, or as directed by your health care provider.
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using Panthoderm Cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of Panthoderm Cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Panthoderm Cream.

Important safety information:

  • Avoid getting Panthoderm Cream in your eyes or mouth.
  • Panthoderm Cream is not recommended for use in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Panthoderm Cream, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Panthoderm Cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Panthoderm Cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Panthoderm Cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Panthoderm Cream:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Skin irritation.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Panthoderm Cream:

Store Panthoderm Cream at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Panthoderm Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Panthoderm Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Panthoderm Cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Panthoderm Cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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