Medicinal Products


Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Dermatology
active ingredients: Betamethasone, Clioquinol
laboratory: Schering-Plow

15 g tube
All forms


1. Preferred indications where local corticosteroid therapy is held for the best treatment:
- contact eczema,
- atopic dermatitis,
- lichenification.
2. Indications where local corticosteroid therapy is one of the usual treatments:
- stasis dermatitis,
- psoriasis (excluding very large plaques),
- lichen,
- sclero-atrophic genital lichen,
- non-parasitic prurigo,
- dyshidrosis,
- granuloma annulare,
- discoid lupus erythematosus,
- seborrheic dermatitis with the exception of the face,
- symptomatic treatment of pruritus of fungus mycosis.
3. Indication of circumstances for a short period of time:
insect bites and parasitic prurigo after etiological treatment.
The cream form is more particularly intended for acute, oozing lesions.

Dosage DIPROSEPT Cream Tube 15 g

Treatment should be limited to 1 or 2 applications per day. An increase in the number of daily applications could aggravate the adverse effects without improving the therapeutic effects.
The treatment of large areas requires monitoring of the number of tubes used.
It is advisable to apply the product in spaced keys, then to spread it while massaging slightly until it is entirely absorbed.
Some dermatoses (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis ...) make it desirable to stop gradually. It can be obtained by reducing the frequency of applications and / or by the use of a less strong or less dosed corticosteroid.

Against indications

- Hypersensitivity to any of the products contained in the preparation.
- Primitive bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infections.
- Ulcerated lesions.
- Acne.
- Rosacea.
- Application on the eyelids (risk of glaucoma).
- Do not apply to breasts during breastfeeding because of the risk of ingestion of the product by the newborn.

Diprosept side effects

- Adverse effects due to corticosteroid :
. Prolonged use of corticosteroids with strong activity may result in skin atrophy, telangiectasia (to be particularly feared on the face), stretch marks (at the root of the limbs in particular, and occurring more readily in adolescents), a secondary ecchymotic purpura to atrophy, skin fragility.
. In the face, corticosteroids can create perioral dermatitis or aggravate rosacea (see warnings and contraindications).
. It can be observed a delay of healing of unstressed wounds, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers (see contraindications).
. Possible systemic effects (see warnings: cushingoid syndrome, slow growth, acute adrenal insufficiency).
. Acneiform or pustular eruptions, hypertrichosis, depigmentations have been reported.
. Secondary infections, especially under occlusive dressing or in folds and allergic contact dermatoses have also been reported when using local corticosteroids.
- Adverse effects due to antiseptic :
. Risk of hypersensitivity.
. Yellow coloring of the skin, disappearing quickly.

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