Diprolene AF

Diprolene AF is a skin care drug used for the treatment of skin allergies causing redness, swelling and inflammation. It has the ingredient of Betamethasone. It is used to treat skin and scalp problems allergies, dermatitis and eczema.

Diprolene belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing itching and inflammation. It works by breaking down dead skin cells. For some cases of psoriasis and certain other conditions, your doctor may advise you to cover the area with such a dressing that does not breathe such as plastic wrap for more effective treatment. If your doctor has not suggested this, does not cover the area as this may cause unwanted effects.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

How to Use

Diprolene is available both in lotion and ointment is used for skin conditions affecting the skin whereas the ointment is used for skin conditions that do not affect the skin and a thin film is applied to cover the affected areas of the skin. It should then be massaged gently and thoroughly into the skin. The lotion or cream is usually used once or twice daily. In some cases, your doctor may recommend you apply it once or daily. Do not wash the affected area for several hours after applying the lotion. Do not let this medication get in your eyes. If contact occurs, flush with plenty of water and consult your doctor. Do not take this medication by mouth.

Cautions before using

Some precautions are to be taken care before using Diprolene skin care product and they are as follows:

  • If the patient is allergic to betamethasone, or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • If the patient has a skin infection caused by viruses including herpes, vaccinia, and varicella known as chickenpox
  • If the patient has tuberculosis skin lesions
  • If the patient has untreated infected skin lesions caused by an infection with fungi or bacteria
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should not use this medication
  • Children are not allowed to use Diprolene.

Diprolene AF DrugSide Effects

The side effects, which may follow the usage of Diprolene, are as follows:

  • Blood-containing blisters on skin
  • Burning and itching of skin
  • Lack of healing of skin condition
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin infection
  • "Spider veins" or blood vessels visible through the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Thinning of skin with easy bruising
  • Skin rash which may vary from mild to hard
  • Burning, dryness, irritation, itching, or redness or skin

Reactions and Overdose

Medications having Betamethasone and any other drug may interact with this medication. Consult your doctor or prescriber about all prescribed medicines and non – prescribed, and herbal medications you are taking. Also, be cautious about any diet supplements you take. Since alcohol or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

You should also stay away from using hair remover creams, lotions or any wax while using Diprolene.

An overdose effect happens if swallowed and that can lead to life risking problems.


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