dexpanthenol (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Panthoderm
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical cream

  • 2%
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Dermatoses & Eczema

Apply topically to affected area(s) qDay or q12hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical cream

  • 2%
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Dermatoses & Eczema

Apply topically to affected area(s) qDay or q12hr

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Itching

Tingling

Irritation

Urticaria

Allergic reactions

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

External use only

Avoid eyes

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy category: C

Lactation: Excretion in milk possible; use with caution

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Pantothenic acid analog; precise mechanism unknown

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