|Diprolene Cream||betamethasone dipropionate||Brand||United Kingdom||0.05%-30G||1 EA||DR||$56.83||Add|
|Diprolene Cream/Betnovate-N Cream||betamethasone/neomycin||Brand||India||0.01% / 0.5%||20G X 10||DR||$19.99||Add|
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Diprolene Cream (betamethasone dipropionate) is a corticosteroid used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It helps to reduce pain, swelling, redness and itching when caused by inflammatory conditions responsive to corticosteroids, such as eczema or psoriasis.
Note that this medication lowers immune system response. It should not be applied to skin that is infected, broken, burned or otherwise injured; it will delay healing and may make the condition worse.
Diprolene cream should also not be applied to the face, groin, armpit, or atrophied skin.
Cream or Ointment?
Diprolene is available as a cream or an ointment, both of which contain betamethasone dipropionate. It's important to understand the difference between them, to choose the best treatment:
Both products are used the same; the differences are due to inactive ingredients.
Using Diprolene Cream
Diprolene cream is easy to use, though some caution should be exercised to ensure it's not used in excessive quantity or for too long. In patients age 13 years old and up, the cream can be used to treat:
Treatment typically consists of:
Most patients find their condition clears up before the two-week mark, though a few aren't so lucky. If there's no improvement at all the condition likely isn't responsive to corticosteroids; a doctor may be able to correctly identify it and recommend a more suitable medication. If the condition has improved significantly but isn't quite gone, a doctor may recommend using Diprolene Cream a little longer. This should only be done with doctor permission, however, as it can produce serious side effects.
Other things to avoid without a doctor's explicit permission:
Patients are often tempted to use Diprolene Cream (or other corticosteroids) on the face. This should be avoided in all but the most severe circumstances, as using corticosteroids can cause more problems than they fix---and this is especially true of potent versions, which Diprolene Cream is. Use on the face can cause:
If other methods of treatment have failed, a corticosteroid can be used on the face for up to two weeks at a time, avoiding use on the particularly delicate skin around the eyes. Two-week treatment sessions should be followed by at least a month of no-treatment, and should only be done with the involvement of a doctor.
Diprolene Cream is a very potent medication. Little of it is absorbed through the skin when used properly; however, improper use can cause serious side effects, most notably suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
HPA axis suppression is when the release of adrenal hormones is depressed. Symptoms are often very subtle, but the condition can be detected easily with a simple blood or urine test. In most cases the condition is reversible after treatment ends. In the rare cases it's not, the patient will likely need glucocorticoid supplementation.
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I really need this cream because I know from the past it helps. But every time I need to buy it a prescription is needed. In order to get the prescription I have to pay $100-$200 for meeting the doc...tor who will write one word on the piece of paper "betamethasone". The word I already know I need. It is a mafia business seeing these doctors. It sucks. Can I just buy the cream once a year when I need it please? Or please advise an alternative that does not require a prescription. ThanksMore Less