Frequently Asked Questions About Diprosone (betamethasone dipropionate)
Make sure your hands are clean and dry before you apply your dose. After cleaning and drying the affected area, apply the medication. The medication should be applied thinly to the affected area and rubbed in gently, usually 1-2 times daily.
A thin film of the medication should be applied to the affected area and gently rubbed in. This should be done 1-2 times each day according to your doctor's instructions. You may experience a burning,itching sensation when you begin treatment. This should go away as your body grows accustomed to the medicine.
The area should not be covered, bandaged, or wrapped unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. It is important that you shake the lotion bottle before each dose if you are taking this medication in lotion form.
It is recommended to wash your hands after applying the medication, unless it is being used for hand treatment. Glaucoma can worsen if this medication is applied near the eyes. Rinse with water if this makes contact with your eyes.
Do not exceed the prescribed dosage of this medication. Ensure that the medication is only used for the condition prescribed. When your condition lasts longer than 2 weeks or worsens, notify your healthcare professional.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction. When talking to your doctor they should assess the risks and benefits of the drug and prevent any unwanted effects.
Store at room temperature, out of reach of children and animals when not in use. If you miss a dose you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next one. Taking large amounts of medication will not hasten treatment and may increase your risk of side effects.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Diprosone (Betaderm) occur:
- loss of vision
- blurred vision
- change in vision
- burning or stinging
- decreased vision
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- redness and scaling around the mouth
- cracking or tightening of the skin
- eye pain
- dry skin
- flushing or redness of the skin
- unusually warm skin
- itching at the application site
Please consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you experience any. This is not a complete list of side effects, so you may experience others as well.
Few knownDrug Interactions of Diprosone (Betaderm) are listed below.
- magnesium oxide
- folic acid
- aricept (donepezil)
- vitamin b12 (cyanocobalamin)
- cymbalta (duloxetine)
- celebrex (celecoxib)
- aspirin low strength (aspirin)
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Starting price of Diprosone Lotion 0.05%cost in Canada
- 150 mL - $66.00 USD ($0.44 per mL)
Starting price of Generic Equivalent Betaderm Cream 0.05% Cost in Canada
- 454 grams - $38.00 USD ($0.08 per grams)
You do require a prescription to order Diprosone (Betaderm) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.