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Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm
Diplene Af Cream 20gm

Diplene Af Cream 20gm

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Clobetasol(0.05 %)
Therapeutic classification
Topical Steroid

Medical Description

Diplene Af Cream 20gm is type of steroid that is used for the management of itching in various skin diseases. The generic name of the medicine is clobetasol.

Uses of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Itching
  • Dermatitis
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Burning sensation and pain

Contraindications of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

  • Allergic reactions to this medicine or any other ingredients in the medicine
  • Acne
  • Skin infections
  • Itching in the genital areas
  • Rosacea
  • Perioral dermatitis

Side effects of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

  • Stretch marks
  • Dry skin
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Burning, itching, skin irritation at the site of application
  • Prolonged use of this medicine can cause side effects such as weight gain (in the area of application), swelling of face, lips and eyelids
  • Sleep disturbances and mood changes
  • Severe skin irritation
  • Slow growth in children

Precautions and Warnings of Diplene Af Cream 20gm


Can I use the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine is not supposed to be applied during the tenure of pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I use the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine can be applied (externally) during breastfeeding. Avoid application on the breast area and kindly ensure that infant does not come in contact with the affected area.


Can I drive if I have applied the medicine?
Yes, you can drive safely after the topical application of this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol if I have applied the medicine?
Yes, you can consume alcohol after the external application of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop any infection while using this medicine
  • You had or have skin diseases, infections or allergies
  • You have acne, rosacea or perioral dermatitis

Mode of Action of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

How Does It Work?

The composition of Diplene Af Cream 20gm acts by reducing the action of chemicals that cause itching and swelling in various skin conditions.

Directions for Use of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

This medicine should be applied to the affected area as instructed by the healthcare practitioner. Wash your hands before applying the cream. This medicine is meant for external application only.

Interactions of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

  • Ritonavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Minor interactions with other medicines. It is better to share information regarding all your prescribed medications

Interactions with food items

The topical application of this medicine is not known to have any interaction with food products.

Other general Interactions

People with skin diseases (infections or allergies) like acne, rosacea or perioral dermatitis should not use this medicine and seek alternative medicine for treatment.

Storage and disposal of Diplene Af Cream 20gm

The medicine needs to be stored at ambient temperature (away from children's reach, heat and moisture) for its better preservation. Instructions regarding its efficient disposal should be followed as a measure for the protection of environment.
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Dosage of Diplene Af Cream 20gm


The symptoms of overdose or overapplication of Diplene Af Cream 20gm include side effects such as thinning of the skin, easy bruising, increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, etc. This medicine should never be orally ingested or brought in contact with eyes (deliberately or accidently). The emergency department should be contacted immediately in case of overapplication or oral ingestion.
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Missed a Dose

In case you forget to apply the cream, you need to apply it as soon as you remember the timing. If it is almost time for the next application, you can skip the missed application and continue the regular schedule of application. Do not double the amount of this medicine to compensate for the missed application.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the things which are to be discussed with the physician prior to treatment with this medicine?

A: The physician should be apprised regarding your entire medical and surgical history including medications, herbal and natural supplements. He/she also must be informed in case of previous skin infections, diseases and allergies.

Q: What are the precautions to be taken while administering this medicine in children?

A: This medicine should not be administered in children below one year of age and infants less than five days old. Clean the skin of child well before its application. You must ensure to protect its oral ingestion and exposure to the eyes in children.

Q: What are the warnings to be followed while using this medicine?

A: Do not use this medicine for more than four weeks. This medicine should not be applied near eyes and never be orally ingested. You must wash your hands properly after and before the use of this medicine.

Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for this medicine?

A: The ideal place of storage of this medicine would be in a container at ambient room temperature with the absence of heat, moisture and light.

Q: When and how should I use this medicine?

A: The cream has to be applied locally on the affected area in the exact amount as instructed by the physician. The affected area should not tied with cloth after the application of this medicine. This medicine is meant for external use only.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:52 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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