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methylprednisolone-aceponate-topical

This medicine is used to treat endogenous eczema (an inherent tendency to develop dermatitis on the skin), including atopic dermatitis (a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It is chronic and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever) and neurodermatitis (a skin condition that starts with an itchy patch of skin. Scratching makes it even itchier). It is also indicated for the treatment of contact dermatitis (a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it), degenerative, dyshidrotic (skin condition in which blisters develop on the soles of your feet and/or the palms of your hands. The blisters are usually itchy and may be filled with fluid) and vulvar (occurs in women when the soft folds of skin around the opening of the vagina become red, painful, and itchy) eczema. 

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with areas of tuberculous or syphilitic processes, as well as for the treatment of viral diseases such as vaccinia (causes small pox), chicken pox, and shingles (viral infection that causes painful rash).

Side effects

The patients taking this medication may experience itching, burning, erythema (redness of the skin), thinning of the skin, dilation of cutaneous vessels, the formation of stripes or acneiform skin conditions, increased body hair growth, and perioral dermatitis (a facial rash that tends to occur around the mouth).

Expert Advice

-For external use only.

-Apply fatty ointment and cream ointment as a thin layer to the affected areas.

-Apply as advised by your healthcare provider.

-Wash and dry area gently before application.

-Rub lightly. Apply dressing to the applied area only if needed.

-Contact your healthcare provider if no improvement is seen or the condition is worsening.

-Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes or open wounds.

-Do not use for long time around genital, rectal and other sensitive parts.

-Exposure of affected areas to direct sunlight must be avoided.

-The duration of use should be less than 12 weeks in adults and less than 4 weeks in children.

-If the skin dries out excessively during treatment with cream or lotion, a change should be made to one of the formulations with a higher fat content i.e. ointment or fatty ointment.

FAQs

What is the dosage for this medication?

Apply thinly once daily.

What is the maximum duration for the application of this medication?

Max duration is 12 weeks in adults and 4 weeks in children.

Is this medication safe for babies?

In an infant with newly diagnosed eczema, this medication is safe and effective in alleviating lesions and scratching severity and restoring sleep.

Can this medication be used for nappy rashes?

This medication is for very severe nappy rashes, but not for very young babies.

How to store this medication?

Keep this medication in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 C.

Medicines containing methylprednisolone-aceponate-topical

Advantan Fatty Ointment 0.1%

By Bayer

Pack size: 10gm

Rs.255

Advantan Ointment 0.1%

By Bayer

Pack size: 10gm

Rs.255

Advantan Cream 10g 0.1%

By Bayer

Pack size: 10gm

Rs.265

Advacort Ointment 5 gm

By Atco

Pack size: 1

Rs.98.92