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Diprolene Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Diprolene, a synthetic cortisone-like steroid available in cream, gel, lotion, or ointment form, is used to treat certain itchy rashes and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Diprolene Dosage

  • If you are using Cream or ointment, then you should be apply a thin film to the affected skin areas once or twice daily.
  • If you are using Lotion, then you should be apply a few drops of Diprolene Lotion to the affected area once or twice daily.

Uses of Diprolene

  • Betamethasone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Diprolene

Before taken Diprolene medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Diprolene. Side effects may include:

  • Acne-like eruptions
  • Cracking or tightening
  • Dryness
  • Excess hair growth
  • Infected hair follicles
  • Inflammation
  • Prickly heat
  • Rash
  • Sensitivity to touch

Warnings and precautions before taking Diprolene:

  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to betamethasone or any other drugs.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications especially cancer chemotherapy agents, other topical medications, and vitamins, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should tell your doctor if you have an infection or have ever had diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, a circulation disorder, or an immune disorder.
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Diprolene with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. You should not use Diprolene with any other steroid-containing product. Such combinations increase the chance of absorption and side effects.


After taken Diprolene if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Diprolene overdose include

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Excessive hair growth
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Moon-faced appearance
  • Obese trunk
  • Paranoia

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