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Diprosone ointment treats the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. Diprosone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.
Use Diprosone ointment on the skin only. However, please do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms or for diaper rash unless directed to do so by your doctor. Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill.
Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Wash and dry your hands. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub it in, usually 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
After applying the medication:
Before taking Diprosone ointment, tell your doctor if you have
Do not use Diprosone on a child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
Diprolene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 13 years old.
Diprosone ointment may cause side effects, including:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Children who use Diprosone ointment may have an increased risk of side effects, including slowed growth and delayed weight gain. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of applying this medication to your child's skin.
Diprosone ointment may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
Is the Diprosone ointment suitable for kids?
Do not use Diprosone ointment on a child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
What is the best way to use Diprosone ointment?
What side effects can Diprosone ointment cause?
Burning, itching, irritation, or dryness at the application site may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin.