How should I apply Diprolene cream?
Use Diprolene Cream only as directed by your healthcare provider. You will have received this most likely as a generic product from the pharmacy by the name of "betamethasone dipropionate cream, augmented 0.05%".
Apply a thin layer of betamethasone dipropionate cream, augmented 0.05% to the affected skin area 1 or 2 times each day. Do not use more than 50 grams of this betamethasone cream in one week.
Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Local reactions and skin thinning are more likely to occur with occlusive use, prolonged use or use of higher potency corticosteroids.
Wash your hands after applying betamethasone dipropionate cream, augmented 0.05% unless you are using the medicine to treat your hands. Avoid contact with your eyes.
Do not use betamethasone dipropionate cream, augmented 0.05% for longer than 2 weeks in a row unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Tell your healthcare provider if the treated skin area does not get better after 2 weeks of treatment.
This is not all the information you need to know about augmented betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% (Diprolene cream) for safe and effective use. Review the full Diprolene product information here, and discuss this information and any questions you have with your doctor or other health care provider.
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