Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 100ml is a colourless lotion which contains the active ingredient Betamethasone Dipropionate. It is a topical steriod which is used to reduce the redness and itchiness caused by certain skin conditions. It can be used to treat Psoriasis on the scalp.
Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 100ml should be kept out of reach and sight of children. It should not be stored above 25 degrees celcius.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.19938.latest.pdf
When using Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 100ml always use as directed by the doctor and read the patient information leaflet before use. Wash your hands. Apply a few drops twice a day to the affected area(s) of the scalp, gently and completely rub in. Avoid contact with eyes, if this occurs wash with clean cold water immediately. Only apply to the scalp. Once improvement achieved contact your doctor to begin reduction regime, do not stop using suddenly.
The active ingredien in Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 100ml is betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% w/w (equivalent to 0.05% w/w betamethasone). The other ingredients are carbomer, isopropyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide and purified water.
Please read the patient information leaflet included before using the product.
Do not use Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 100ml if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or for any skin condition other then the one(s) it has been prescribed for.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
Stop using immediately and contact your doctor if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.
As with all medicines you may expericence side effects, although 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 it can cause redness, stinging, blistering, peeling, swelling, itching, burning, skin rash, dryness of the skin, inflammation of the hair follicles, excessive hair growth, reduced skin pigmentation, allergic skin reactions, dermatitis (skin inflammation), other skin infections, thinning of the skin and red marks. This can happen more easily in infants and children.
If you experience any of the side effects above or ones which are not listed in the patient information leaflet contact your doctor or pharmacist.