Advantan ointment contains the active ingredient methylprednisolone aceponate, so it belongs to the group of glucocorticoids. The ointment eliminates inflammation and allergic skin manifestations, including reactions of hyperproliferation (overgrowth) of cells. The effectiveness of the ointment manifests itself in the reduction of symptoms such as itching, burning, redness and painful sensations in the skin. Symptoms of edema, erythema (redness or rash of the skin), maceration (fluid saturation of tissues and their swelling) disappear.
The medication is effective for such skin conditions:
Various types of eczema, such as atopic dermatitis (endogenous eczema, neurodermitis);
Squamous and wart-like lichen;
Chronic lupus erythematosus;
Uninfected insect bites with severe fluid accumulation in tissues.
Prolonged use of the ointment may cause a sensitization reaction (increased sensitivity). In this case, the doctor may discontinue treatment and suggest an alternative method of substitution.
Use of Advantan ointment in children's eczema
Eczema in children is the most common dermatological problem. Sixty-five percent of patients have symptoms before the age of one year, and 90% of children have symptoms before the age of 5.
Your doctor may recommend Advantan ointment for pediatric eczema.
To minimize the risk of side effects, apply the ointment strictly in the amount specified in the prescription.
Advantan ointment is not recommended for children under 4 months of age.
Before using in children from 4 months to 3 years of age, it is important to consult a physician and evaluate the benefit-risk ratio.
Dosage and administration
The ointment is applied by gentle massaging movements to the affected skin areas in a thin layer once a day.
Advantan ointment contains the right amount of fat for the skin and does not block evaporation of moisture and heat exchange. Due to its properties, Advantan ointment has a wide range of applications: from mildly exudative to dry skin lesions.
Duration of use should not normally exceed 12 weeks for adults, and 4 weeks for children.
Advantan ointment should not be used under an occlusive dressing. Do not use under diapers or diapers, as they may have the same effect as the occlusive dressing.
Side effects may occur if Advantan ointment is used improperly:
Burning, itching, and dryness of the skin;
Cracked skin, fungal lesions, acne;
Redness, rashes, folliculitis;
The appearance of papules, pustules, and vesicles.
If any adverse reactions should stop using the drug and consult a physician.
Before using Advantan ointment, you should carefully read the instructions, because the drug has various contraindications:
Allergic reaction to the main substance Methylprednisolone aceponate or any of the auxiliary substances of the ointment;
Skin rashes due to syphilis or tuberculosis;
Viral skin diseases (chicken pox, shingles);
Perioral form of dermatitis;
Ulcerative skin rashes and pustules;
Atrophic dermatitis or reactions after grafting in the area where the ointment is applied;
Skin diseases accompanied by bacterial or fungal infections.
Usually, in the first trimester of pregnancy, the use of drugs containing corticosteroids should be limited. During pregnancy or while breastfeeding, women should avoid treating large areas of skin, prolonged treatment with the ointment, or using occlusive dressings.
How is Advantan different from other products?
Advantan is approved for use in children from 4 months of age.
Advantan is the only original medication, which turns into an active substance and has a therapeutic effect on the affected areas of the skin, without significantly affecting healthy skin and the body as a whole
How quickly does Advantan begin to work?
According to studies, on 2-3 days from the start of treatment, patients noted improvement in skin condition and reduction of disease manifestations, and by 6-14 days most patients have almost completely disappeared rashes.
When to use the ointment and greasy ointment?
Ointments can help with conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, contact dermatitis. Ointments moisturize, restore normal moisture and skin integrity. The ointment is worth using for people with dry skin, with cracked skin, and with the chronic form of eczema. With very dry and thickened skin, pronounced cracks and crusts, a greasy ointment may be recommended. Treatment duration is no more than 12 weeks for adults, up to 1 month for children from 4 months.
Where can you buy Advantan ointment?
After the doctor's recommendation, you can buy the ointment by visiting a pharmacy or order online through our pharmacy store. At Advantan ointment, the price will allow you to order medicines without affecting your family's budget.read more