Therapeutic actions: The active ingredient in Advantan belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. The corticosteroid in Advantan is suitable to put on the skin. It is therefore called a topical corticosteroid, which is sometimes shortened to topical steroid. When
What is it used for: • Eczema (a skin condition with redness, swelling, oozing of fluid, crusting and later scaling. It is often very itchy) • Psoriasis( a skin disorder with raised, rough, reddened areas covered with dry, fine, silvery scales)
Contraindications and cautions: Do not use Advantan if you have an allergy to: • any medicine containing methylprednisolone aceponate • any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet (see Product description). • any other similar medicine, that is, topical corticosteroids Do not use Advantan if in the area of skin you are treating: • tuberculosis (TB) or syphilis • a virus such as chicken-pox or shingles • a skin reaction following a vaccination Do not use Advantan if you have acne, perioral dermatitis. Tell your doctor if you: • are pregnant or plan to become • are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed Advantan should be used only on the skin. Avoid getting Advantan in your eyes. Do not put Advantan in your mouth. Do not swallow Advantan.
Side effects: Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you: • itching • burning • redness The following list includes side effects that are rare: • thinning of the skin • the appearance of fine blood • vessels on the skin surface • stretch marks • acne • infection of hair follicles • excessive unwanted hair growth • redness and irritation around the • mouth (perioral dermatitis) • allergic skin reactions The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug is manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Interactions: It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.