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Advantan (methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone aceponate)) - emulsion

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Advantan emulsion; 1 mg / g (0.1%); 15 g Bayer Consumer Care 18.49 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone aceponate)

The drug is available on prescription

What is Advantan ?

A drug with a strong action for topical use in the treatment of cutaneous pimples.

What does Advantan contain and how does it work?

The active substance is methylprednisolone aceponate, a member of the corticosteroid group. The mechanism of its action is a multistage, its effect is to inhibit the release of arachidonic acid, and thus inhibit the formation of compounds responsible for the formation of inflammation, such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. The drug also has immunosuppressive and vasoconstriction (reduces local blood flow through the narrowing of blood vessels). When applied topically to the skin, it soothes inflammatory and allergic skin reactions and those associated with excessive production of epidermal cells. Thanks to this, it eliminates symptoms such as swelling, erythema, exudation, pruritus, burning and pain.

When should I use Advantan?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of eczema (atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis), contact dermatitis, eczema eczema, non-allergic eczema and eczema in children.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
You can not use this preparation if:
· Skin infections caused by bacteria (eg syphilis, tuberculosis) or fungal infections
· Changes related to viral diseases (eg chickenpox, shingles)
· Acne, also rosacea
· Peridural dermatitis
· ulcers
· Local reactions after vaccination
· Atrophy of skin diseases.
Do not use the preparation in children under 2 years.

Take special care with Advantan?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
If the skin is superinfected with bacteria or fungi, consult a doctor who will recommend antibacterial / antifungal treatment.
If the preparation in the form of a cream excessively dries the skin, use an Ointment or emulsion.
Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes and deep wounds.
To avoid systemic side effects and development of glaucoma, the preparation should not be used for a long time, on large body surfaces or under an occlusive dressing (in the case of glaucoma, application of the product to the eye area should be avoided). It should be noted that the function of an occlusive dressing can also be a diaper, do not use the preparation for the area under the diaper.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The preparation contains cetostearyl alcohol and butylhydroxytoluene; these compounds may cause a local skin reaction or irritation of the eyes and mucous membranes; be careful.

Dosage of Advantan

The preparation is in the form of a suspension, cream or ointment and is intended for external application to the skin. Use the preparation as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
A thin layer of the product in the right form for a given type of skin lesions should be applied 1 × / day on the affected skin. In adults, up to 12 weeks, in children up to 4 weeks.

Can I use Advantan during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
If it is necessary to use the preparation in pregnant women or during breastfeeding, the doctor will carefully estimate the risk balance to the benefits of treatment.
During breastfeeding, the preparation should not be applied to the breast skin.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

No interaction of the preparation with other drugs has been identified so far.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Advantan may cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Often there may be: burning at the injection site, pruritus at the injection site.
Uncommon: hypersensitivity to the drug, dry skin at the site of administration, erythema at the site of administration, vesicles at the injection site, inflammation of the hair follicles at the injection site, rash at the injection site, tingling and numbness at the injection site (paraesthesia).
Rarely may occur: cellulitis in the site of administration, edema at the site of application, irritation at the site of infusion, purulent dermatitis, skin rupture, superficial vasodilation (telangiectasia), thinning of the skin (atrophy), fungal dermatitis, acne.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing methylprednisolone (methylprednisolone aceponate)

Advantan (cream)
Advantan (ointment)