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DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) is a super-high potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in patients 13 years and older. The total dose should not exceed 50 mL per week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a few drops of DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) to the affected skin once or twice daily and massage lightly until the lotion disappears.
DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) is a super-high potency topical corticosteroid. Treatment with DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) should be limited to two weeks, and amounts greater than 50 mL per week should not be used.
DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) should not be used with occlusive dressings. DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) should not be applied to the diaper area if the patient requires diapers or plastic pants as these garments may constitute occlusive dressing.
DIPROLENE Lotion (betamethasone dipropionate) 0.05% is supplied in 30 mL (29g) (NDC 0085-0962-01), and 60 mL (58g) (NDC 0085-0962-02), plastic squeeze bottles; 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. 10/05This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/2/2009
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