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Published: 1/2009

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ANFLAVATE 0.05% OINTMENT
 Active ingredient:
Betamethasone butyrate propionate
 Dosage form:
white ointment
 Print on wrapping:
(tube)MY1028 O

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a topical steroid and has the effects of dermal vasoconstriction/anti-inflammation to suppress dermal inflammation and improve dermal symptoms such as redness, swelling and itch.
It is usually used to treat eczema, dermatitis (including hand eczema, keratodermia tylodes palmaris progressiva, seborrheic dermatitis), psoriasis, insect sting, drug eruption/toxicoderma, pruritus (including strophulus, urticarial lichen, nodular prurigo), erythroderma and erythema (erythema exsudativum multiforme, erythema annulare centrifugum(Darier)).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have skin infection with bacteria/fungi/spirochetes/viruses, skin diseases (scabies, hair lice, etc.) caused by insects, eczematous external otitis with tympanic membrane perforation, skin ulcer or burn/frostbite.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply an appropriate amount of ointment to the affected area, once to several times a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not apply this medicine to your eyes and eyelid. If this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes, wash the affected area gently with water.
  • Pay special attention when applying this medicine to where a diaper touches and follow the instructions for use.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally apply more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop applying this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine should be used only for therapeutic purposes. Do not apply this medicine as a makeup base or after shave.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dermal irritation, rash, acneiform eruption, dry skin and itch. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • (When used on eyelids) headache, foggy vision, eye pain  [ocular hypertension, glaucoma, posterior subcapsular cataract]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacist how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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