Betamethasone dipropionate augmented

generic for Diprolene

What is Betamethasone dipropionate augmented?

Common Brand(s): Diprolene

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Betamethasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a strong to very strong (high- to super-high-potency) corticosteroid. The strength depends on the form (cream, gel, or ointment) that you use. For details on the strength of your product, ask your pharmacist.

Uses

  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • skin inflammation
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • allergic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus
  • granuloma annulare
  • plaque psoriasis
  • pruritus ani
  • genital organ pruritus
  • lichen simplex chronicus
  • pruritus of skin
  • scalp psoriasis

Usage Instructions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms or for diaper rash unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area. If your doctor directs you to use this medication in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row or use more than 50 grams of the gel or more than 45 grams of the cream/ointment per week unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.