DIPROLENE (Betamethasone Dipropionate)
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Why is Diprolene prescribed?
Betamethasone dipropionate (Diprolene) lotion is prescribed for the treatment of redness, itchiness, and swelling caused by several skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
What does it do?
Eczema is a condition where the skin becomes dry and extremely itchy and may develop red and inflamed patches. Psoriasis is a condition where the skin becomes itchy and it may sting or burn, and it makes the skin look more inflamed. Diprolene belongs to a drug class called corticosteroids and it works by stimulating the release of substances found in the skin to relieve redness, itching, and swelling.
How should I apply it?
Diprolene and its generic equivalents are currently available as a 0.05% lotion. It should only be applied to the skin. Avoid getting Diprolene into your eyes or mouth.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the medication. Apply a small amount on the area to be treated and rub it in carefully. Do not use any coverings, bandages, or wraps to cover the area unless directed by your doctor.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if used properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, apply it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never apply two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before using Diprolene?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history, and any allergic reactions to Diprolene or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Do not apply Diprolene to areas such as the face, armpits, or groin unless directed by your doctor.
Diprolene should not be used by children and in people younger than 13 years of age to prevent the occurrence of side effects.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Bruising of the skin
- Burning sensation on the skin
- Peeling of the skin
- Skin dryness
- Skin irritation
- Small red or white skin bumps
- Serious side effects include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Severe irritation of the treated area
- Severe rashes
- Slow wound healing
- Weight gain
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Diprolene with any of the following medications:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Diprolene in its container in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Present data suggest that the use of Diprolene in pregnant women has not established its developmental risks.
There is also limited data on the presence of Diprolene in human milk or its effects on the breastfed infant. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Diprolene in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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