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Diprolene Ointment Consumer
IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE AUGMENTED - TOPICAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Diprolene
USES: This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Betamethasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a strong to very strong (high- to super-high-potency) corticosteroid. The strength depends on the form (cream, gel, or ointment) that you use. For details on the strength of your product, ask your pharmacist.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms or for diaper rash unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area. If your doctor directs you to use this medication in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.
Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row or use more than 50 grams of the gel or more than 45 grams of the cream/ointment per week unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
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