Bepanthen analogs for children


Bepanten is a popular tool used for skin care of babies, and for the treatment of various skin problems. However, it is not always possible to acquire and use this drug, and then the question arises of its adequate replacement with other drugs.

Composition and the form of Bepanthen

The drug is produced in the form of ointment and cream. Both options are intended for external use only and contain dexpanthenol as the main ingredient. This substance is converted in the skin into one of the B-group vitamins, which has properties to treat various injuries of the skin.

Bepantin cream perfectly moisturizes the skin and is recommended for its dryness, redness or irritation. In addition to dexpanthenol in a dose of 50 mg per 1 gram of cream, such Bepanten contains propylene glycol, purified water, stearyl alcohol, lanolin, potassium cetyl phosphate and other compounds.

Ointment Bepanten quickly copes with the treatment of diaper rash and cracks in the skin. Unlike cream, this form contains liquid and soft paraffin, white wax, almond oil and some other auxiliary components. Dexpanthenol in this form is also present in a concentration of 5%.

When and why apply?

Bepantin is safe for babies, therefore it is possible to lubricate the skin of babies from the very birth with ointment and cream.

The use of Bepanten in childhood is in demand with:

  • Diaper rash.
  • Abrasions.
  • Skin irritations.
  • Sunburn.
  • Excessive dry skin.
  • Cracked skin.
  • Potem.
  • Ulcerative skin lesions.
  • Bedsores

On the effective action Bepanthen with these problems, there are many reviews of parents. Moms in most cases confirm the positive effect of Bepanten treatment on the skin and accelerate healing.

The parents are also satisfied with the fact that there are no preservatives and dyes in the product, as well as parabens.


With the same active ingredient

If you need to replace Bepanthen with another drug, the best choice would be a medicine, the active substance in which is also dexpanthenol. Such a substitute can be:

  • D-Panthenol. This drug is represented by ointment and cream.
  • Korneregel. This medicine is produced in the form of an eye gel.
  • Dexpanthenol. This medicine is an ointment.
  • Pantoderm. This drug is made only in the form of ointment.
  • Panthenol-Teva. This medicine is also represented only by ointment.
  • Panthenolspray. Such dexpanthenol is produced in the form of an aerosol.
  • Moreal plus. This drug is produced in the form of a nasal spray.

All these drugs are similar in action with Bepanten and can be used in children of any age. Such ointments and creams perfectly moisturize the skin and help in the fight against irritation from diapers and pottery.

With a similar action

Replace Bepantin for children can and drugs that have a different composition, but there is a similar effect on the skin.

The most popular tools are:

  • Depantol. Denspanthenol is supplemented with chlorhexidine in the composition of this agent; therefore, the drug has not only a regenerative, but also antiseptic effect. Depantol in the form of a cream can be prescribed from the first days of life to treat damage to the skin of the child. A similar composition has the drug Bepanten plus, which can also be replaced with the usual Bepanten for injuries and infection of the skin.
  • Solcoseryl. Such a drug, produced in the form of an ointment, gel and solution, is obtained from calf blood.The tool accelerates wound healing, strengthens blood vessels, accelerates regeneration processes and protects tissues from oxidative damage. Solcoseryl gel and ointment can be applied at any age.
  • Sudokrem. The composition of this drug includes zinc oxide, lanolin and benzyl alcohol, as well as benzyl cinnamate and benzyl benzoate. The tool is used for eczema, diaper dermatitis, bedsores, sunburn, light frostbite, shallow wounds. This cream has a local anesthetic, antifungal and antibacterial effect, accelerates the healing of the skin, and also reduces inflammation. It can be used at any age.
  • Desitin. The main component of this cream for diaper rash is zinc oxide. The drug copes well with redness and skin irritation. It is prescribed from infancy with diaper dermatitis and other skin problems.
  • Elidel. This cream on the basis of pimecrolimus is in demand for atopic dermatitisbecause it has a good anti-inflammatory effect. Skin treatment with this agent is allowed from 3 months of age.
  • Drapolene. This cream has an antiseptic and antimicrobial action, so it is often used in babies with diaper rash. The basis of such drugs are cetrimide and benzalkonium chloride. Treatment with Drapolene softens the skin and moisturizes it. Such a drug can be used from birth.

Price unparalleled

The average cost of a 30-gram tube of ointment or cream Bepanten is 400 rubles. Approximately the same price of the drug Panthenolspray and 60 grams SudokremBut most of the analogues are cheaper medicines.

The most accessible can be called Dexpanthenol, since 25 g of such an ointment costs the buyer 110-140 rubles.

A little more expensive are Pantoderm, Solcoseryl and Depantol. For a package containing 20-30 g of medicine, you need to give about 220-250 rubles. In the price segment of 250-300 rubles are D-Panthenol cream or ointment (tube 25 g), Desitin diaper cream (package 57 g) and Panthenol-Teva ointment (tube 35 g).

The most expensive analogue of Bepanthen can be called cream Elidel, since 15 g of such a product costs about 1000 rubles. However, its use is most justified only for atopic dermatitis, therefore, for other skin problems, parents prefer less expensive options.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.