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Inform patients of the following:
- Discontinue therapy when control is achieved, unless directed otherwise by the physician.
- Use no more than 50 grams per week of DIPROLENE Ointment and no longer than 2 consecutive weeks.
- Avoid contact with the eyes.
- Avoid use of DIPROLENE Ointment on the face, underarms, or groin areas unless directed by the physician.
- Do not occlude the treatment area with bandage or other covering, unless directed by the physician.
- Note that local reactions and skin atrophy are more likely to occur with occlusive use, prolonged use or use of higher potency corticosteroids.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/26/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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