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Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm
Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

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Salicylic Acid(3.0 %) + Clobetasol(0.05 %)
Therapeutic classification
Topical Steroid

Medical Description

Dipsalic F Ointment is a combination of Clobetasol and Salicylic acid. Clobetasol is a steroid and salicylic acid is an antiseptic. It can soften the hard layer of skin. It is used for the treatment of various skin conditions such as eczema, red sores around the nose and mouth (Impetigo), skin damage (Lesions) and red scaly patches (Psoriasis). Dipsalic F Ointment should only be used externally and must not be used for any other skin conditions without consulting your doctor.
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Uses of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

For managing skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, impetigo and dermatitis.

Contraindications of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

  • This medicine contains clobetasol and salicylic acid, any condition which is contraindicated with any of these when taken alone should be considered contraindicated for this combination.
  • It should not be used for treating infection in your private parts, face, acne, around mouth and skin perforations.
  • If you have any untreated skin infection or skin thinning problem.
  • You should not use this cream if you have chickenpox, shingles, warts or any other wounds and skin infections.
  • The medicine is not meant for children less than 12 years of age.

Side effects of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Allergy
  • Thinning of skin
  • Cracks on skin
  • Redness
  • Dryness

Precautions and Warnings of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm


Can I apply Dipsalic F Ointment during pregnancy?
Dipsalic F Ointment contains topical steroids which can potentially harm the baby. Therefore, it should be used only under a doctor's supervision. In case you have been prescribed this cream, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Dipsalic F Ointment while breastfeeding?
Dipsalic F Ointment can be used by a breastfeeding woman if prescribed by the doctor. It should not be applied to the breast or areas near the breast of a breastfeeding mother as there can be chances of ingestion of this by a breastfed infant.


Can I drive if I have applied Dipsalic F Ointment?
It does not influence your driving ability since it is applied externally on the skin.


Can I consume alcohol with Dipsalic F Ointment Ointment?
No information is available on the interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol. Alcohol delays healing and make your skin dry. Thus, caution is advised.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergic reactions to any other topical medicine or steroid.
  • You experience sudden weight gain, purple stretch marks on arms, breast or stomach, thinning of the skin (Cushing's syndrome).
  • You should not use this ointment on open wounds or on a large surface area.
  • You are experiencing irritation, dryness, sensitivity on the skin after applying this ointment, discontinue and consult your doctor.
  • You should not apply this medicine near the eyes, eyelids, nose or mucous membranes.
  • You should not smoke or go near smoke or heat after applying this ointment.

Mode of Action of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

How Does It Work?

Dipsalic F Ointment works by the combined action of its two components. Clobetasol is a steroid that acts by blocking the synthesis of a chemical substance that is responsible for itching, swelling and redness. Salicylic acid improves the condition of swelling and redness in the skin and helps in shedding the hard skin or dead skin. It also improves the penetration of clobetasol into the skin.
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Directions for Use of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

  • Use Dipsalic F Ointment as directed by your doctor and follow all the instructions.
  • For external use only, apply it on the healthy skin surface, free from cuts and wounds.
  • Wash your hands before and after using Dipsalic F Ointmentunless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Apply a thin layer and rub gently to cover the affected area, for days and time advised by your doctor.
  • If you do not see any improvement in your condition within 15 days, you should consult your doctor.

Interactions of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

Dipsalic F Ointment is for local application on skin and thus is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with other topically applied medicine. Discuss with your doctor if you are already on another topical medicine. There is limited information available on the interaction of Dipsalic F Ointment with other medicines. However, as Dipsalic F Ointment contains two different components, any interaction with these two components when taken alone may occur with this combination. Be cautious if you are taking antifungal medicines like Itraconazole, Ritonavir which is used in HIV infection. Do not apply any other topical medicine in the area where Dipsalic F Ointment is applied.
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Storage and disposal of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm

  • Store Dipsalic F Ointment below 30°C.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Discard the expired medicine or medicine that is no longer required.

Dosage of Dipsalic F Ointment 20gm


Dipsalic F Ointment is for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied extra quantities of this cream, wipe out the excess of the medicine with a tissue or cotton.
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying this ointment, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying Dipsalic F Ointment ointment?

  • Do not use it for a longer time than your doctor suggested.
  • Do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds.
  • Do not use this medicine in or around the eyes, lips or inside of the nose.
  • Wash your hands afterwards to remove any medicine that may remain on them.

Q: For how long do I need to apply Dipsalic F Ointment ointment?

A: Keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a short time. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your side effects may get worse.

Q: What is the use of Dipsalic F Ointment ointment?

A: It is used for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, impetigo, dermatoses and psoriasis.

Q: Can I go out on a sunny day after applying Dipsalic F Ointment ointment?

A: No, sun exposure to conditions like eczema and skin conditions such as dermatoses can worsen the condition. Therefore, avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

Q: I am having a history of rashes with the use of other medicine, should I use Dipsalic F Ointment ointment?

A: Dipsalic F Ointment may also produce rashes to severe allergic reactions in the body. So, it is always advisable to tell your doctor about your medicine allergy history beforehand.

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Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2021 | 10:47 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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