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Diprolene AF Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Diprolene AF (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) Cream 0.05% is a high-potency corticosteroid used to relieve inflammation and itchiness due to a skin disease caused by a reaction to other corticosteroids. It is available in generic form. Common side effects of Diprolene AF include burning, itching, irritation, and dryness of the application area.
Recommended dosage of Diprolene AF is a thin layer applied to the affected area once or twice a day. Prednisone and cyclosporine may interact with Diprolene AF. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not use Diprolene AF if you have an infection or sore on the affected area. Before using Diprolene AF tell your doctor if you have poor blood circulation, immune system problems, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis. If you are pregnant only use Diprolene AF if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor if you are breastfeeding before using Diprolene AF.
Our Diprolene AF (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) Cream 0.05% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Diprolene AF in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs that you may be absorbing betamethasone topical through your skin or gums:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- uneven heartbeats;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- feeling tired.
Less serious side effects may include:
- skin redness, burning, itching, or peeling;
- thinning of your skin; or
- blistering skin; or
- stretch marks.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Diprolene AF Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor promptly if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).
Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Diprolene AF FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The only local adverse reaction reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% during adult controlled clinical studies was stinging. It occurred in 1 patient, 0.4%, of the 242 patients or subjects involved in the studies.
Adverse reactions reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with DIPROLENE AF (betamethasone) Cream 0.05% during a pediatric clinical study include signs of skin atrophy (telangiectasia, bruising, shininess). Skin atrophy occurred in 7 of 67 (10%) patients, involving all age groups from 3 months - 12 years of age.
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently when topical corticosteroids are used as recommended. These reactions dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria.
Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients.
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