Diprolene AF
Diprolene AF

Diprolene AF review

Diprolene AF, which is generically prescribed as betamethasone topical, is commonly used to treat inflammation on the skin including allergic reactions, psoriasis, and eczema. Diprolene AF is a member of the family of drugs known as topical steroids. Topical steroids interfere with the body’s chemical reactions which produce redness, swelling, and inflammation on the skin.

Diprolene AF is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes severe skin sensitivities may not be able to take Diprolene AF or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Diprolene AF should not be used on children without the consent of a physician.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated this medication as a pregnancy risk category C. It has yet to be determined whether or not Diprolene AF will cause harm or birth defects to an unborn baby. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will pass through the mother’s breast milk and affect a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing this medication to women who are pregnant, nursing, or who have a high likelihood of becoming pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Diprolene AF, some of which are severe. A patient who is experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms which include facial swelling, such as swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require emergency medical treatment include blurry vision, halo vision, irregular heart rate, mood changes, weight gain, insomnia, or fatigue. Serious side effects are unlikely to occur unless Diprolene AF is used for an extended period of time.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as itching, redness, burning, peeling, or blistering of the skin being treated. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Diprolene AF.

Diprolene AF should be used exactly as it has been prescribed by a physician. This medication should never be used on children unless directed by a physician. If the patient misses a dose, the dose should be applied as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled application, the missed dose should be skipped to avoid the potential for an overdose. The patient should never apply a double application of this medication. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. An overdose will present with symptoms such as sever skin reaction and an intolerable burning sensation.

This medication, as all medications, should be kept out of reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion. If ingestion occurs, immediate medical treatment is required. Ingestion may present without symptoms or may present with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

There is the potential for negative drug interactions associated with Diprolene AF. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications that have known interactions with Diprolene AF include other topical medications or treatments for the same or other symptoms.

Diprolene af has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of diprolene af

• Molecular formula of diprolene af is C22H29FO5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 9-fluoro-11,17-dihydroxy-17-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-10,13,16-trimethyl-6,7,8,9,10,11, 12,13,14,15,16,17-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
• Molecular weight is 392.461 g/mol
Diprolene af available : 0.05% cream 15gm tube, 0.05% cream 50gm tube

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