• Topical steroids

Diprolene Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

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

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Oint—15g, 50g


Diprolene Indications


Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Diprolene Dosage and Administration


≥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.

Diprolene Contraindications

Not Applicable

Diprolene Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Diprolene Warnings/Precautions


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. Use lowest effective dose and potency (esp. in children). Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Diprolene Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Diprolene Interactions

Not Applicable

Diprolene Adverse Reactions

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.

Diprolene Clinical Trials

See Literature

Diprolene Note

Not Applicable

Diprolene Patient Counseling

See Literature