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Generic Name and Formulations:

Betamethasone, augmented (as dipropionate) 0.05%; oint; lotion.

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Indications for DIPROLENE:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.


≥13yrs: apply thin film 1–2 times daily; max 50g/week. Lotion: apply a few drops 1–2 times daily; max 50mL/week; max 2 consecutive weeks' treatment per course. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.


<13yrs: not recommended.


Avoid use near eyes, on face, groin, or axillae. Do not use for diaper dermatitis or on pre-existing skin atrophy. Risk of HPA axis suppression with high-potency steroids, prolonged use, application to large surface area, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure, young age; discontinue gradually, or reduce dose or potency if occurs. Increased risk of posterior subcapsular cataracts and glaucoma; monitor for visual symptoms. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

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Adverse Reactions:

Erythema, folliculitis, pruritus, vesiculation; contact dermatitis (discontinue if irritation occurs), HPA axis suppression (esp. in children); rare: Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia. Also for AF crm: stinging, skin atrophy, telangiectasia, bruising, shininess.

How Supplied:

Oint, AF crm—15g, 50g; Lotion—30mL, 60mL