Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)
What is Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) used for?
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) is a topical steroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions. It operates by preventing inflammation of the skin to reduce redness, pain, or swelling. This makes the cream useful for treating eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, or psoriasis. Your doctor may also prescribe the medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)?
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one to three daily administrations, but your particular directions will depend on your health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the affected area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands before each use to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)?
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) may lead to side effects in some patients including:
Some serious side effects may require immediate medical attention including unusual weight gain, severe drowsiness, unusual mood changes, irregular heartbeats, blurry vision, or insomnia. Inform your doctor of any unusual or worrying symptoms you experience to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. ZDo not begin using the medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have widespread plaque psoriasis, fungal skin infections, bacterial skin infections, viral skin infections, rosacea, inflammation around the mouth or genitals, or itchy skin with no inflammation. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis as this condition may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.