This ships from the UK.
Read all of this leaflet carefully be
fore you start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pa
ss it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you noti
ce any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet
What Diprosone Ointment is and what it is used for
Before you use Diprosone Ointment
How to use Diprosone Ointment
Possible side effects
How to store Diprosone Ointment
WHAT DIPROSONE OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Diprosone Ointment contains the active ingred
ient 0.064% w/w betamethasone dipropionate.
Betamethasone dipropionate belongs to a group of medi
cines called topical corticosteroids which are used on
the surface of the skin to reduce the redness a
nd itchiness caused by certain skin problems.
In adults and children, Diprosone Ointment is used
to treat skin problems, including eczema, all types of
dermatitis and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.
Eczema is a common skin disease,
which causes the skin to become red and itchy. Dermatitis is
inflammation of the skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease in which itchy, scaly, pink patches develop on the
elbows, knees, scalp and other parts of the body.
BEFORE YOU USE DIPROSONE OINTMENT
Do not use Diprosone Ointment
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to betamethasone dipropionate or any of the other ingredients of
Diprosone Ointment. Refer to section 6 for a full list of ingredients.
on any other skin problem as it could make it worse especially rosacea (a skin condition affecting the
face), acne, dermatitis (skin infla
mmation) around the mouth, genital
itching, nappy rash, cold sores,
chickenpox, shingles or other skin infections. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, before you start using Diprosone Ointment.
HOW TO USE DIPROSONE OINTMENT
Always use Diprosone Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Usually for adults and children, a thin layer of Diprosone Ointment should be rubbed into the affected area of
skin twice a day.
You should always follow these instructions when using Diprosone Ointment:
Do not use the ointment on your face for more than 5 days.
If Diprosone Ointment is used in children, it should not be used on any part of their body for more than 5
Do not put the ointment under your child’s nappy, as th
is makes it easier for the active ingredient of the
medicine to pass through the skin and possibly cause some unwanted effects.
Do not use a large amount of ointment on large areas of the body for a long time (for example every day
for many weeks or months).
Avoid getting the ointment in your eyes.
If you use more Diprosone Ointment
than you should
If you (or somebody else) accidentally swallows the oint
ment, it should not cause any problems. However,
if you are worried, you should see your doctor.
If you use the ointment more often than you should, or on large areas of your body, it can affect some of
your hormones. If you have not used the ointment as you
were told to do and have used it too often and/or
for a long time, you should tell your doctor.
If you forget to use Diprosone Ointment
If you forget to use your ointment at the right time, use it as soon as you remember, then carry on as before.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Diprosone Ointment can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Most people find that when the lotion is used correctly
, it does not cause any problems. However, if you use
the lotion more than you should, particularly on your f
ace, it can cause redness, sti
nging, blistering, peeling,
swelling, itching, burning, skin rash, dryness of the skin, in the skin, inflammation of the hair follicles;
excessive hair growth, reduced skin pigmentation; alle
rgic skin reactions; derm
atitis (skin inflammation);
other skin infections, thinning of the skin and red marks.
This can happen more easily in infants and children.
If you are worried by these or any other effects, you
should tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE DIPROSONE OINTMENT
Do not store the ointment above 25°C.
Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use the ointment after the date which is stamped on the pack.
What Diprosone Ointment
The active substance is betamethasone dipropionat
e Ph.Eur 0.064% w/w (equivalent to 0.05% w/w
The other ingredients are liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.
What Diprosone Ointment looks like and contents of the pack
Diprosone Ointment is a smooth, opaque (not clear) ointme
nt. It is available in tubes containing 30g or 100g.