Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)
What is Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) used for?
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or rashes. It operates by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause swelling and inflammation in the body to prevent these symptoms from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)?
Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered one to three times each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated with water to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, and gently massage it into the skin. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate)?
The use of Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe burning sensations, intense pain, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Inform your physician as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent more complications from occurring.
Do not apply Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by patients with acne, rosacea, widespread psoriasis, itchiness around the genitals or mouth, bacterial skin infections, fungal skin infections, or viral skin infections. Also inform your physician if you have psoriasis or other chronic health conditions that may cause complications during treatment to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Diprosone (Betamethasone Dipropionate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.