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Generic Name: Betamethasone topical [BAY-ta-METH-a-sone-TOP-ik-al].
The Brand Names: Diprolene, Luxiq, and Sernivo.
Drug Class: Topical steroids.

What is Diprolene?

Betamethasone is a potent steroid that inhibits the release of chemicals in the body that trigger inflammation. Diprolene (for the skin) is used to treat skin swelling as well as itching caused by a variety of skin diseases like eczema or psoriasis. Diprolene is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Diprolene

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue. Betamethasone can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop taking betamethasone immediately and contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Extreme skin irritations where the medicine was applied.
  • Symptoms of an infection on the skin (swelling signs of skin infection (redness, swelling, the sensation of warmth, and the oozing).

Your skin may absorb some of the steroid medication that is applied to it and cause adverse reactions throughout the body. Stop using betamethasone and consult your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Blurred vision blurred vision, pain in the eyes, or seeing halos around light sources.
  • Slow wound healing time, thin skin, more body hair.
  • An increase in thirst or urination; a thirty mouth with a fruity breath smell.
  • The weight gain, the puffiness on your face.
  • Muscles and fatigue, anxiety, and feeling angry.

Steroids can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor when your child isn't growing at a normal pace when using diprolene.

Common adverse effects of diprolene include:

  • Burning, redness, itching blisters, stinging, or itching of the treated skin.
  • Skin bruises, a shiny appearance.
  • Folliculitis (redness or the appearance of a crust around your hair's follicles).

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take diprolene if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Skin irritation after using steroid medicine.
  • Thinning of the skin area where you'll apply Diprolene.
  • Cataracts and glaucoma.
  • Diabetes.
  • The liver condition.
  • Adrenal gland issues.
  • Any skin.

It is unclear if this medication will affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. It is not recommended to breastfeed a baby when you are taking this medication. Consult your physician about any potential risks. When you are applying betamethasone to your chest, be sure to avoid any areas that might come into contact with the baby's mouth. Do not apply Diprolene to children without the advice of a physician. Children can absorb greater amounts of this drug through their skin and are more likely to suffer adverse effects. Diprolene cannot be permitted for use by anyone younger than 13. Sernivo and Luxiq are not approved for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

How to take Diprolene?

Follow the directions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Do not consume by mouth. Topical medicines are for use solely on the skin. Don't apply it to open wounds, sunburned, windburned, or inflamed skin. Rinse the area with water if this medication is absorbed into your mouth or eyes. Take note of and follow the instructions that are included with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions. Cleanse your hands before and after applying this medication in the event that you are not applying the medication to treat skin problems in your hands.

Use a tiny amount of the product on the area of concern and massage it gently into the affected area. Avoid applying Diprolene to a large area of skin. Do not cover the affected area of your skin unless a doctor recommends it. Covering the treated area could increase the amount of medication absorbed by the skin and cause adverse consequences. Make sure you use diprolene frequently to reap the greatest benefits. Stop taking the medication once your symptoms are gone. Consult your physician if your skin condition doesn't improve after two weeks or becomes worse. Do not utilize diprolene for more than 2 weeks consecutively. Don't use Sernivo and Luxiq for longer than four weeks. Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture. It is important to note that the foam can be inflammable. Beware of using it near high temperatures or open flames. Don't smoke after the foam has dried on your skin.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the medicine as fast as you can; however, avoid the dose you missed if it is close to time for the next dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine. In the long run, high doses of steroids can cause thin skin, easy bruising, shifts in the body's fat (especially on the neck, face, back, waist, and face), increased facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Do not get diprolene into your eyes. If contact does occur, clean your eyes with water. Do not apply Diprolene to the surface of your arms, face, or groin area without a prescription from your doctor. Do not take diprolene for any illness that has not been examined by your physician.

Interaction with other drugs

Skin care products are unlikely to be affected by other medicines that you are taking. However, many drugs interact with each other. Inform your health professionals about any medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.