Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid used to treat a variety of skin conditions (for example, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Diprolene is available in generic form. Side effects of Diprolene include:
- application site reactions (burning, itching, irritation, redness, peeling, and dry skin),
- thinning of your skin,
- blistering skin, or
- stretch marks.
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Diprolene including:
- skin discoloration,
- extreme or unwanted hair growth, or
- "hair bumps" (folliculitis).
Diprolone ointment is approved for use in patients 13 years of age and older. The total dose should not exceed 50 g per week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Diprolene may interact with topical anthralin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Diprolene Ointment should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. It is unknown if Diprolene passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Diprolene (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) 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 Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate)
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.
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: skin atrophy, telangiectasias, burning, irritation, dryness, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, hypertrichosis, striae, and miliaria.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Diprolene Ointment (Betamethasone Dipropionate)
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