Medication "Advantan" - a special drug for the treatment of erythema, edema, itching or pain caused by neurodermatitis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, dermatitis of another origin.
"Schering AG Advantan" is a hormonal drug. Therefore, it is necessary to approach it carefully. Like all medicines from the group of non-halogenated synthetic glucocorticosteroids, it is contraindicated in syphilis, tuberculosis, rosacea and hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
But the components of the product are different. The fact that the drug "Advantan", the instruction explains this, is issued in the form of an emulsion for external use, ointment and cream. Each type of medicine is designed for different purposes and, accordingly, has a different composition.
A drugAdvantan-cream. The active substance is methylprednisolone acepoate(as in all other types of medicines). In addition to the cream are glycerol monostearate, benzyl alcohol, butylhydroxytoluene, cetostearyl alcohol, some other substances. The cream "Advantan", the instruction explains, contains more water than fat. Therefore, this dosage form is suitable for the treatment of wet skin irritations. In addition, the cream is recommended for application to the hairy parts of the body, patients with very oily skin. It is also suitable for application to those areas that are constantly open.
Ointment "Advantan", the instruction details its composition, morebalanced by the amount of fat and water. In addition to methylprednisolone acepoate, there are heavy liquid paraffin, white petrolatum, water, white wax. Such a composition is recommended for patients with excessively dry skin or for the treatment of chronic diseases. Ointment makes the skin greasy, but does not create a thermal effect and does not completely retard liquid. Therefore, the ointment can be used in occlusive dressings, which accelerate healing.
And for what purpose is it meant?"Advantan" -emulsion? The instruction explains that with its help, treat severe sunburn, dermatitis caused by sunlight, exogenous eczema or atopic dermatitis.
The emulsion includes benzyl, sterile alcohols, triglycerides, glycerol, and some other chemicals.
Regardless of the type of dosage form, the drug"Advantan" is applied a thin layer, only once a day. The course lasts no more than three months. Sometimes the medicine "Advantan", the instruction about it warns, can start to overdry the skin. In this case, you need to change the prescribed dosage form to another containing more fat.
The drug "Advantan" received many positivereviews of doctors and patients, because virtually no adverse side effects. Only in very rare cases it causes itching. Even more rarely (and only with prolonged use), it can cause hypertrichosis, folliculitis.
All these reactions quickly pass.
Medication "Advantan" can be used in monotherapy and as a component in complex treatment. For example, with dermatomycosis, treatment is recommended to be supplemented with antifungal agents.
If a long time to treat the skin around the eyes, you can provoke the development of glaucoma.
In case of an overdose, the appearance of striae(white strips on the skin, popularly called stretch marks), telangiectasias (blue, red or pink spots on the skin, with blood vessels radiating through them).
A special issue is the use of the drug duringfeeding and pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are very few negative results, doctors recommend the drug "Advantan" to this group only when the expected benefit exceeds hypothetical harm.
There are no analogues to the medicine. Pharmacies allow the dispensing of "Advantan" without a prescription.
However, it is not necessary to apply it without the doctor's instructions: only the specialist can determine whether the drug "Advantan" will help in a particular situation or it is better to use another drug.