It's always important to share with your doctor and pharmacist all of the medications you are taking.
This includes your prescriptions medications, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, vitamins and nutritional supplements nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies, and any illegal or recreational drugs.
Diprosis topical doesn't interact with other drugs.
However, if you are using another product that dries or irritates your skin while using Diprosis topical, your skin can become even more irritated.
GENERIC NAME(S): Diprosis
OTHER NAME(S): Diprosis Tablet
Consult your pharmacist or physician.
Can Diprosis cause problems?
Along with its useful effects, Diprosis can cause unwanted side-effects which your doctor will discuss with you. The benefits of taking Diprosis usually outweigh the side-effects; however, they can sometimes be troublesome. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Diprosis. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below.
Although not everyone experiences side-effects, and some will improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you become concerned about any of the following:
The corticosteroids are a class of compounds comprising steroid hormones, secreted by the adrenal cortex and their synthetic analogs. In pharmacologic doses corticosteroids are used primarily for their anti-inflammatory and/or immunosuppressive effects.
Topical corticosteroids, such as Diprosis dipropionate, are effective in the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses primarily because of their anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive actions. However, while the physiologic, pharmacologic, and clinical effects of the corticosteroids are well known, the exact mechanisms of their actions in each disease are uncertain. Diprosis dipropionate, a corticosteroid, has been shown to have topical (dermatologic) and systemic pharmacologic and metabolic effects characteristic of this class of drugs.
Getting the most from your treatment
- If your course of treatment is due to last more than three weeks, you will be given a 'Steroid Treatment Card' which says that you are on steroids and contains some important advice for you. It is important that you read this card and carry it with you at all times. It also contains details about your dose, how long you have been taking Diprosis for, and who prescribed it for you. Please make sure that this information is kept up to date. If you are due to have an operation or dental treatment, or if you are having any treatment for an injury, please tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking Diprosis and show them your treatment card. This is because your dose may need adjusting.
- Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress. Your doctor will want you to have tests from time to time to make sure you remain free from some of the unwanted side-effects of treatment.
- Diprosis can suppress your immune system, so it is important if you become ill that you make an appointment to see your doctor straightaway. Also, if you come into contact with anyone who has measles, shingles or chickenpox (or anyone who suspects they might have them), you must see your doctor as soon as possible.
- Some vaccines are not suitable for you while you are being treated with Diprosis. If you need any immunisations, make sure you mention that you are taking Diprosis.
- If you buy any medicines 'over the counter', please check with a pharmacist that they are suitable for you to take with an oral steroid.
Solution for injection: 3 mg Diprosis sodium phosphate with 3 mg Diprosis acetate/ml
Suspension for injection (acetate, phosphate): 6 mg (total)/ml
Syrup: 0.6 mg/5 ml
Tablets (effervescent): 0.5 mg
Tablets (extended-release): 1 mg
Pregnancy and Diprosis
Diprosis is a FDA Pregnancy Category C drug, because steroids are known to cause birth defects in animals but the effects in pregnant humans haven't been studied adequately.
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication in any of its forms.
Diprosis, like most steroids, is found in breast milk and may stunt your baby's growth.
You should tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed before using Diprosis in any form.
Important: you should let your doctor know if you start to experience blurred vision or other vision problems whilst taking Diprosis tablets.
For more information about side-effects which are possible when Diprosis is taken long-term, see the separate condition leaflet called Oral Steroids.
How to use Diprosis Dipropionate Cream
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms or for diaper rash unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If your doctor directs you to use this medication in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
If you are using the lotion form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose.
After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.
Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
What are the side effects of Diprosis dipropionate?
The most common side effects of Diprosis are:
- burning at the area of application,
- irritation, and