What is Diprogenta® used for?
Diprogenta® contains an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid agent and aminoglycoside antibiotic (antibacterial) agent. It is used for the relief of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.
How should I take Diprogenta®?
Take Diprogenta® exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the direction on your prescription label carefully.
A lean stripe of Diprogenta® ointment or cream is used smoothly to the infected region.
A small amount of the Diprogenta® lotion is used smoothly to the infected region. It ought to be rubbed smoothly until it fades away.
How do I store Diprogenta®?
Diprogenta® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Diprogenta® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Diprogenta® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Diprogenta® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Diprogenta®?
Before using this drug,
- Do not use this medicine if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
- Do not use this medicine in cases of viral infection (such as chickenpox or herpes).
- Do not use this medicine without consulting a doctor before starting treatment.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you are suffering, or have suffered in the past, from impaired function of the immune system or from diabetes (during prolonged use).
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Diprogenta® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Diprogenta®.
What side effects can occur from Diprogenta®?
In addition to the desired effect of the medicine, adverse reactions may occur during the course of using this medicine.
Contact your doctor if any of the following effects continue or disturb you:
- Irritated or dry skin
- Facial redness or irritation
- Excessive hair growth
- Excessive acne growth
- Changes in skin color
- Thinner skin that is easily injured
- Stretch marks
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What drugs may interact with Diprogenta®?
Diprogenta® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Diprogenta®?
Diprogenta® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Diprogenta®?
Diprogenta® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Diprogenta®.
What is the dose of Diprogenta® for an adult?
Apply a thin layer of the cream/ointment to cover the entire affected area, usually twice a day, or according to doctor’s instructions.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
If there is no improvement in your condition within one week, refer to your doctor again.
What is the dose of Diprogenta® for a child?
Do not use this medicine for more than 3 weeks in infants and children under 4 years of age, especially on areas covered by diapers.
Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Diprogenta® available?
Diprogenta® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Diprogenta® Ointment
- Diprogenta® Cream
Each 1g of ointment / cream contains: Betamethasone dipropionate 0.64 mg, Gentamicin 1.0 mg (as Sulfate) (Equivalent to 0.5 mg Betamethasone).
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Diprogenta®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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