Diprolene (Betamethasone Diproionate) is a prescription medication that is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and seborrhea. Betamethasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids, and works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation, including leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and histamines. Use Diprolene as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less, or for longer than prescribed. This medication is for topical use only. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If it does come into contact with your eyes, rinse with water immediately. Do not use on damaged skin, or areas with cuts, scrapes, or burns. Do not cover treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor, as it can cause more of the medication to be absorbed through your skin.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Diprolene ointment from Canada by Schering in the dosage of 0.05 %/50 gm. The generic Betamethasone Dipropionate ointment, lotion, and cream is available from Canada by a different manufacturer in the dosage of 0.05 %/50 gm cream and ointment and 0.05%/30 ml lotion.
The common side effects of Diprolene include burning, itching, or stinging at the application site, or acne or pimples. If you experience any more serious side effects such as blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin, redness and scaling around the mouth, or thinning of the skin with easy bruising. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you experience any serious side effects of signs of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.
You should not use Diprolene if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any other ingredients in this medication. To make sure Diprolene is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had skin irritation after using steroid medication, thinning of the skin where you will apply Diprolene, cataracts or glaucoma, diabetes, liver disease, adrenal gland problems, or any type of skin infection (viral, fungal, or parasitic). It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. It is unknown if this medication will pass into breastmilk, or if it will harm a nursing baby. Talk to your doctor if you are breastfeeding. If you apply Diprolene to your chest, avoid areas that may come into contact with the baby’s mouth. Medications used topically are not likely to be affected by other drugs you use, but many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of interactions. Dirpolene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 13 years old. Do not use Diprolene on a child without medical advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin, and may be more likely to have side effects.
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