Diprosone Ointment 0.05% 30g is a smooth, opaque oitnment 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, hands and feet.
Diprosone Ointment 0.05% 30g 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.22717.latest.pdf
When using Diprosone Ointment 0.05% 30g be sure to follow the doctors instructions and read the patient infromation leaflet before using. Wash your hands before each application. A thin layer should be rubbed into the affected areas twice a day. Avoid contact with eyes, if this occurs wash with clean cold water immediately.
The active ingredient in Diprosone Ointment 0.05% 30g is betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% w/w (equivalent to 0.05% w/w betamethasone). The other ingredients are liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.
Please read the patient information leaflet included before using the product.
Do not use Diprosone Ointment 0.05% 30g 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 ointment is used correctly, it does not cause any problems. However, if you use the ointment 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.