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ADVANTAN is an anti-inflammatory medicine (a corticosteroid) that is used on the skin to provide relief from eczema.

ADVANTAN belongs to a class of medicines called ‘topical corticosteroids’. ADVANTAN is used to control atopic dermatitis, contact eczema, eczema in children and degenerative, dyshidrotic or vulgar eczema.

ADVANTAN suppresses the inflammatory and allergic skin reactions that are part of eczema. It also helps to control the itchiness. It is therefore able to reduce the symptoms of eczema, such as redness, thickening of the skin, coarseness of the skin surface, fluid build-up, and other complaints such as burning sensation or pain.

ADVANTAN is able to be used on children and babies as young as 4 months.

ADVANTAN is available in two formulations, cream and ointment.

  • ADVANTAN cream has a high water content and low fat content. It is particularly suitable for acute and so-called weeping stages of eczema, for very greasy skin and for use on exposed or hairy parts of the body.

  • ADVANTAN ointment has balanced proportions of fat and water and is used where skin is neither very dry nor in a weeping state (that is, producing fluid).

ADVANTAN is available only with a doctor's prescription and is fully funded.

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Note: Information on this site is not intended to replace the advice given by your doctor or health professional.

Advantan® (methylprednisolone aceponate 0.1%) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, eczema in children, contact eczema, or degenerative, dyshidrotic, or vulgar eczema. Medicines have risks and benefits. Do not use if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; suffer from viral diseases, tuberculosis, syphilis or post-vaccination skin reactions. Possible side effects: itching, burning, redness, or irritation in the area of the skin ailment. Avoid contact with eyes. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your doctor. Advantan is fully funded, doctor’s fees apply. Ask your Doctor if Advantan is right for you. For further details refer to Consumer Medicine Information on or Seqirus, Auckland Freephone 0800 502 757. Advantan® is a registered trademark of Bayer Schering Pharma AG.

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Last Updated: 27-09-2017
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