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. Diprolene AF is available in generic form. Common side effects of Diprolene AF include skin redness, burning, itching, peeling, irritation, and dryness at the application area. Other side effects of Diprolene AF include thinning of your skin, blistering skin, or stretch marks.
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.
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.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Diprolene AF (Betamethasone)
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
In controlled clinical trials, involving 242 adult subjects, the adverse reaction associated with the use of DIPROLENE AF Cream reported at a frequency of 0.4% was stinging. It occurred in 1 subject.
In a controlled clinical trial involving 67 pediatric subjects from 3 months to 12 years of age, the adverse reactions associated with the use of DIPROLENE AF Cream occurred in 7 of 67 (10%) subjects. Reported reactions included signs of skin atrophy (telangiectasia, bruising, shininess).
Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
Postmarketing reports for local adverse reactions to topical corticosteroids may also include:
burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, hypertrichosis, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Diprolene AF (Betamethasone)
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