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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin film of DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% to the affected skin areas once or twice daily. Treatment with DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% should be limited to 45 g per week.
DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% is not to be used with occlusive dressings.
DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% is supplied in 15-g (NDC 0085-0517-01) and 50-g (NDC 0085-0517-04) tubes; boxes of one.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15 - 30°C (59 – 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ 07033, USA. Rev. 10/05. FDA Rev date: 8/28/2006This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/14/2008
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