It is important to apply Advantan correctly, in appropriate amounts, to ensure you receive the optimal effects of this treatment.

Please follow the simple instructions below when applying:

 
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Identify areas of skin that are affected by eczema.

 
 

Make sure you apply enough Advantan to adequately cover all eczema-affected areas.
This includes:

  • All affected areas, not just the worst areas
  • Open and weeping areas

Note: Application of Advantan to the face should only be under instruction by the doctor. See below for a detailed guide on how much Advantan to apply.

 

Advantan is a prescription medicine that helps to relieve the redness, swelling, itching and irritation associated with an eczema flare-up.

Stop applying Advantan as soon as the eczema flare-up has completely cleared. Advantan should not be used for more than 4 weeks.

 

Restart Advantan when eczema flares up again.

TIP: Remember to always continue moisturising regularly and avoiding any potential factors that can trigger eczema.

 
 

Always use Advantan as prescribed by your doctor.

Speak with your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions on how to apply Advantan.

 
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 A guide to measuring the dose

Advantan is a topical steroid, so it is important to get the dose right when using it. Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you on how to apply Advantan and you may hear them use the term ‘fingertip unit’ (or FTU) when describing the dose.

A typical guide to FTU doses is shown in the graphic below:

1 FTU = approximately 2.5cm

These Finger Tip Unit dose descriptions provide an approximation of how much cream/ointment you need for different parts of the body. 1 FTU is the amount of cream/ointment that you dispense from your fingertip to the first joint of an adult finger.



ADULT

Face & neck

 
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2.5

 




Arm & hand

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Arm: 3.0

Hand: 1.0



Leg & foot

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Leg: 6.0

Foot: 2.0



Torso

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7.0

 



Back

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7.0

 


CHILD

Face & neck

 
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3-6 months

1-2 years

3-5 years

6-10 years

1.0

1.5

1.5

2.0



Arm & hand

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1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5


Leg & foot

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1.5

2.0

3.0

4.5


Torso

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1.0

2.0

3.0

3.5


Back

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1.5

3.0

3.5

5.0