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DIPROLENE AF
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Drug Name:

DIPROLENE AF Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Bethamethasone, augmented (as dipropionate) 0.05%; crm.

Company:
Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DIPROLENE AF:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adult:

≥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:

<13yrs: not recommended.

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. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

DIPROLENE

Pharmacological Class:

Corticosteroid.

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, AF crm—15g, 50g; Lotion—30mL, 60mL

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