Diproson lotion is thinner and easier to apply to the scalp than Diprosone ointment and cream. It is used to treat inflammatory disorders of the scalp. When Diproson is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching. There is a range of potencies of corticosteroids applied to the skin. Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% (as containeds in Diproson) is classed as a potent corticosteroid. It is prescribed to treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis that have not responded to weaker corticosteroids.
A few drops of the lotion should be applied to the areas of the scalp that need treating and massaged in gently.The betamethasone will be left on the scalp - it should not be washed off. If you need to wash your hair you should wash and dry your hair before applying the lotion.
The lotion is usually applied twice a day. As soon as the condition starts to improve, you should use it less frequently, as directed by your doctor.
Take care to avoid the lotion running onto the face or into the eyes. Rinse with cold water if accidental contact occurs. Avoid applying it to broken skin.
Wash your hands after applying the lotion to avoid accidentally transferring it to other areas.
If there is no improvement in your scalp after two to four weeks of treatment you should consult your doctor. Repeat courses maybe necessary to control flare-ups of psoriasis or eczema, but should only be started on the advice of your doctor.
Do not use Diprosone Lotion 0.05% 30ml 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.
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