Topical steroids:

Indications for: DIPROLENE

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adult Dosage:

≥13yrs: apply thin film 1–2 times daily; max 50g/week. Lotion: apply a few drops 1–2 times daily; max 50mL/week; max 2 consecutive weeks' treatment per course. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.

Children Dosage:

<13yrs: not recommended.

DIPROLENE Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid use near eyes, on face, groin, or axillae. Do not use for diaper dermatitis or on pre-existing skin atrophy. Risk of HPA axis suppression with high-potency steroids, prolonged use, application to large surface area, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure, young age; discontinue gradually, or reduce dose or potency if occurs. Increased risk of posterior subcapsular cataracts and glaucoma; monitor for visual symptoms. Use lowest effective dose and potency (esp. in children). Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

See Also:

    DIPROLENE Classification:


    Adverse Reactions:

    Erythema, folliculitis, pruritus, vesiculation; contact dermatitis (discontinue if irritation occurs), HPA axis suppression (esp. in children); rare: Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia. Also for AF crm: stinging, skin atrophy, telangiectasia, bruising, shininess.

    How Supplied:

    Oint—15g, 50g