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Diprosone Ointment is a topical corticosteroid medication used to alleviate inflammatory symptoms and itch in conditions such as severe psoriasis, contact dermatitis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and senile pruritis. It contains the active ingredient betamethasone dipropionate, which is a high-potency topical corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the skin.
Diprosone is applied to affected areas of the skin or scalp, and it produces a rapid and sustained response in eczema and dermatitis of all types.
Use and Dosage
To use Diprosone Ointment, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider, as well as the directions on the medication label. The ointment is applied topically to the affected areas of skin.
Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the Diprosone Ointment to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
The frequency of use and duration of treatment may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and your response to the medication. Do not use more Diprosone Ointment, or more often than prescribed, as this can increase the risk of side effects.
Common Side Effects of Diprosone Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate):
- Increased redness or scaling of skin sores
- redness of skin
- Skin rash
Serious Side Effects of Diprosone Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate):
- "Spider veins" or blood vessels visible through the skin
- Increased skin sensitivity
- Itchy rash with small, red, raised bumps
- Lack of healing of skin condition
- Ongoing burning, itching and irritation of skin
- Skin discoloration
- Skin infection
- Thinning of skin with easy bruising
Forms and Strength
Diprosone Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Diprosone Ointment: Ointment
Betamethasone Dipropionate: Topical Ointment
- Hypersensitivity to betamethasone dipropionate: Do not use Diprosone Ointment if you are allergic to betamethasone dipropionate or any of its other ingredients.
- Skin infections: Do not use Diprosone Ointment on infected skin as it may worsen the infection.
- Long-term use: Long-term use (over weeks to months) of Diprosone Ointment can lead to skin thinning, stretching, or discoloration, and may also increase the risk of developing infections or other side effects.
- Children and infants: Diprosone Ointment should be used with caution in children and infants as they are more susceptible to side effects than adults.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Diprosone Ointment should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
- Interactions with other medications: Consult with your healthcare provider if you are taking any medications, including over-the-counter medications, supplements, or herbal remedies, as they may interact with Diprosone Ointment.
- Symptoms: If your condition does not improve after a few weeks of using Diprosone Ointment, or if you experience any adverse side effects, consult with your healthcare provider immediately.
- Chronic overdose: Overuse of Diprosone Ointment may lead to chronic overdose, causing symptoms such as weight gain, increased blood pressure, and moon face.
- Eye contact: Avoid getting the medication in your eyes or mouth, as it may cause eye irritation or other adverse effects.
- Use in sensitive areas: Use Diprosone Ointment with caution in sensitive areas, such as the face, groin, or armpits, as these areas are more prone to side effects.
- Use in elderly patients: Elderly patients may be more susceptible to side effects and may require a lower dose or more frequent monitoring.
- Withdrawal symptoms: Abruptly stopping the use of Diprosone Ointment after prolonged use may cause withdrawal symptoms such as itching, burning or stinging at the application site.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Diprosone Ointment for acne?
Diprosone Ointment is not recommended for treating acne as it is a high potency topical corticosteroid that can have side effects such as thinning of the skin and increased risk of infection. There are other specific treatments available for acne.
Can I use Diprosone Ointment on my scalp?
Yes, Diprosone Ointment can be used on the scalp to treat conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. However, be careful to avoid getting the medication in your eyes, as it may cause eye irritation.
Can I use Diprosone Ointment with other medications?
Consult with your healthcare provider before using Diprosone Ointment with other medications, including over-the-counter medications, supplements, or herbal remedies, as they may interact.
Can I use Diprosone Ointment with moisturizers?
It is considered safe to use moisturizers with Diprosone Ointment. However, it is recommended to apply the moisturizer after the medication has been absorbed into the skin.
How long can I use Diprosone Ointment?
The duration of treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and your healthcare provider's recommendations. Do not use the medication for longer than prescribed to avoid side effects.
It's important to purchase Diprosone Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.