Advantan - is an anti-inflammatory agent for topical treatment of skin diseases: eczema, dermatitis, allergic rashes.
The drug has a local impact on the affected area of the skin, eliminates the symptoms of inflammation, allergy symptoms, prevents abnormal thickening of the epidermis.
Release form and composition
The tool is available in several forms for external use:
- Oily Ointment Advantan (castor oil) 0, 1% in the tube 5 g and 15 g;
- Ointment Advantan 0, 1% in the tube 15 g;
- Cream Advantan 0, 1% in the tube 5 g and 15 g;
- Emulsion Advantan 0, 1% in the tube 10 g, 20 g and '50
The main active ingredient of the drug - methylprednisolone atseponat.
In accordance with the instructions, Advantan as an ointment, fatty ointment and cream used for the treatment of dermatitis of various origins (atopic, allergic, contact, neurodermatitis) and eczema (degenerative, dry, eczema in children).
The drug reduces redness, thickening of the skin and its swelling, eliminates the feeling of itching and burning.
Oily Advantan ointment applied at a dry and free of castor oil ointment - in normal skin. When weeping lesions are best suited for the treatment Advantan water cream base.
According to the instructions, Advantan emulsion can be used under the same diseases as the ointment, but it is best suited for the treatment of contact dermatitis and sunburn.
In accordance with the instructions Advantan has the following contraindications:
- The intolerance to any component of the formulation;
- Viral infections;
- TB skin;
It does not apply to the vast Advantan skin for longer than 3 months.
Pregnant women are permitted to use the drug, but with caution and under the supervision of the attending physician.
Dosage and Administration
Any form of the drug is applied with a thin layer on the affected area of the skin, gentle movements, not rubbing, 1 time per day for adults and children. The course of treatment for adult patients is 3 months, the application Advantan for treatment of children should not last more than one month, as an emulsion - 2 weeks. Advantan for children approved for use from 4 months of age.
Among the side effects of the drug, patients often say itching, reddening and burning of skin lesions in the form of small blisters (vesicles) Advantan application site.
Sometimes the skin can be thinner, may appear acne and stretch marks in the form of thin purple stripes (striae).
Very rarely inflammation of the hair follicles may or hypertrichosis (excess hair growth), dermatitis around the mouth area.
When bacterial and fungal infections of the skin preparation is used only as an aid.
Do not apply on the face Advantan at pink acne or perioral dermatitis and mucous membranes.
Before applying Advantan children should consult with a pediatrician.
By analogues Advantan include topical corticosteroids: Akriderm, Beloderm, Kutiveyt, Momat, Sinoderm and others. These preparations contain in their composition other active substance but belong to the same pharmacological group. Advantan direct analogues do not exist.
Conditions and terms
The drug is stored in a cool place (cream, ointment and emulsion - with an air temperature of 25 ° C, fatty ointment - no higher than 30 ° C).
Shelf life - 3 years (for oily ointment - up to 5 years).