Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm 15mg is available in a travel-friendly tube.

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is only for topical application.

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm contains  Betamethasone Dipronitrate and Salicylic Acid as active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is used in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash.

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.

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Type

Ointment – Tube

Feature

0.05%+3%

Unit

gm

Formula

Betamethasone Dipropionate

Composition

Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05 % + Salicylic Acid 3 %

Brand

Pharma Health Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm belongs to a class of topical medicines that are a combination of synthetic steroids (Glucocorticoid) and salicylates. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is prescribed for the treatment of several inflammatory skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis of the skin causing callus. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm helps reduce redness and swelling as well as smoothens the skin. 

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is chemically composed of Betamethasone dipropionate and Salicylic acid. It acts by reducing inflammation exhibited by swelling and redness, as well as softens the skin surface which is then easily shed.  Therapeutic outcomes of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm have been well-received due to its dual mode of action against inflammatory skin conditions. 

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is available in the form of ointment in a tube as well as lotion form, meant for external use only. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm can be applied in a thin coat over the affected area on the skin with clean hands, twice daily. Usually, clinical improvements can be seen in a few days and the treatment may last up to 14 days or as advised by your doctor. It should not be used for more than 4 weeks. Common side effects of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm include skin rash, itching, and burning sensation at the site of application. 

Indications

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is prescribed for the management of a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Dermatitis (atopic, contact)
  • Severe eczema 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Inflammatory dermatoses 
  • Callus formation

How Does Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm Work

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is more suited for inflammatory skin conditions with plaque (hardened skin) formation. It works by acting on the skin via two basic mechanisms. Firstly, Betamethasone being a Glucocorticoid controls the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by binding to Glucocorticoid receptors and interacting with DNA sequence. Also, it controls the infiltration and migration of inflammatory cells like leukocytes. It also inhibits Phospholipase A2 which speeds up the process of prostaglandin formation, a key mediator in inflammatory reactions. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm thus decreasing the inflammation. Secondly, salicylic acid being keratolytic in action overcomes excessive dryness by increasing moisture of the surface layer of skin which is consequently shed easily.

How to use Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is available in the form of ointment and lotion meant for external use only to be applied with clean hands usually twice daily after washing the affected skin properly and gently drying afterward. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is safe for use in adults and children above 2 years of age. In children, careful application and monitoring are advised to avoid accidental ingestion. Betamethasone dipropionate is a high-strength steroid, thus a prolonged application of more than 4 weeks is not advised.

Available Potency and forms of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm 

Ointment – 15 g

Lotion – 25 ml, 30 ml

Usage

  • Wash and gently pat dry your skin before applying the Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm. 
  • In case of lotion, shake the bottle well before use
  • Take out a small amount of {{product} on fingertips and gently rub it in to form a thin, even coat over the affected area.
  • Wash your hands after application, an additional amount can be reapplied if Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm gets wiped off from any part.
  • It is best to soak or wipe the area being treated with warm water to remove any loose, dead skin
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Dosage

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is not used for very long periods. Treatment is commonly prescribed for 2 weeks and must not exceed 4 weeks. If there’s no improvement in your symptoms after 7 days of application, consult your doctor who may consider changing the medicine for you. Dosage for the cream form can be estimated as per fingertip units (fingertip of forefinger)

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is to be applied once or twice a day, as instructed by a physician. A small amount on the fingertips should be gently rubbed in. Application on the face is advised for more than 5 days.

Child Dosage

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm must not be used on children without consulting a doctor. It is not considered safe for application in patients aged 2 years and younger. Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is not recommended to be used for more than 7 days. Smaller amounts should be applied to a child’s body due to height and physique differences. Commonly a pea-sized quantity on the fingertip is sufficient to cover the affected skin. Do not use Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm to treat diaper rash in infants.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm although absorbed through the skin in insignificant amounts may pose a problem in elderly patients so, in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm should not be applied during pregnancy, therefore if you are pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please do discuss Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm with your doctor before using it, who will only prescribe it if deemed necessary.

If you are breastfeeding an infant, topical use of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm for longer durations, and on the chest or where the baby might ingest it. With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm:

  • Allergy to Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm or one of its constituents
  • Skin lesions due to viral infection (for example herpes)
  • Skin lesions due to fungal infection (for example athlete’s foot)
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Glaucoma/cataract (especially avoid application near eyes)
  • Any skin condition likely to aggravate with  Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm such as acne

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm:‌ 

  • If there is a history of allergy to similar medicines like NSAIDS e.g; Ibuprofen
  • Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application, avoid getting ‌Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm in your eyes
  • Do not use ‌Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm for long durations in continuity, if there is no noticeable difference in your condition after a week contact your doctor
  • If ‌Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm was prescribed for prolonged use by the doctor, it may put you at risk of infections or slow wound healing due to immunosuppression, take precautions accordingly 
  • Avoid applying to open wounds or cracked skin except if advised by the doctor
  • Betamethasone in ‌Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is a steroid that when used for a longer duration can cause suppression of adrenal function
  • Avoid applying to sensitive parts like inside the nose, mouth or around the mouth, genitals, near eyes 
  • Avoid using Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm for treatment of diaper rash in infants
  • Avoid going near fire or open flames to avoid risking burns
  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm may initially cause exacerbation of existing symptoms or cause itching, redness, or irritation of the skin which should subside
  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is best applied on naked skin without any bandage except if advised to loosely cover it by your doctor
  • Diabetic patients must also exercise caution while using Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm and may increase or decrease its absorption. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re currently taking, in which case, your doctor might alter the treatment. 

  • Other skin medications (you can apply such drugs at different timings)
  • Cosmetics (may decrease the efficacy, especially on the face)
  • Skin products that might irritate the skin
  • Methotrexate 
  • Diuretics 

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm has some side effects which include:

Common Side effects

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dryness of skin 
  • Flaky skin
  • Tingling/ burning sensation at the site of application

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Headache 
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness 
  • Blistering
  • Temporary exacerbation of symptoms
  • High intraocular pressure in eyes (if used in large amounts / near the eye)
  • Conjunctivitis

List Of How To Deal With Adverse Effects

  • Allergic Reactions – Allergic reactions to the drug may be mild to severe or potentially could be life-threatening. If allergy is suspected immediately take anti-allergy (antihistamine) medicine which will stop the mild reaction. If a serious allergic reaction is suspected, rush to the nearby hospital and avoid Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm and drugs with similar compounds in the future.
  • Skin Rash/ Blisters – can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine or organic aloe vera lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An Antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Dryness – apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Headaches – In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own in a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime.If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.
  • Photosensitivity – patients are asked to wear sun-protective clothes when going outside including gloves and a hat, to apply generous amounts of broad-spectrum sunblock along with wearing sunglasses. Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm.

Key Facts About Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm

  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is a topical anti-inflammatory cream used to treat dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and inflammatory skin conditions with plaque formation
  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm can be safely prescribed to children (above 2 years of age) and adults.
  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is chemically composed of betamethasone (steroid) and salicylic acid
  • It helps prevent and treat inflamed skin through its anti-inflammatory effect on the skin while softening the hard skin on the surface such that it is easier to shed 
  • Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is applied externally on the skin only, twice a day on clean, dry skin
  • Usually prescribed for 2 weeks, Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm must not be applied for longer durations in continuity
  • In case of pregnancy and lactation, avoid using it and consult your doctor first
  • Common side effects of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm include skin rash, itching, and skin dryness

FAQs

#1. How To Store Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C,  away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

#2. What If I Use Too Much Of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

In case of excessive usage or accidental ingestion, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. Toxicity results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and abdominal pain.

#3. How Is Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm Supposed To Be Taken?

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm  is available in ointment and lotion form to be applied topically only over the affected area

#4. Can I Use Other Skincare Products Alongside Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

In case you want to use other skin creams or ointments, make sure you use those products at a different time. Avoid applying make-up as well while using Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm on the face

#5. Can I Take Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm During My Pregnancy?

Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm should not be used in pregnancy due to potentially harmful effects on the unborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers should practice caution and avoid applying cream on or near breasts. Consult your doctor regarding the safety of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm first

#6. Will Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm Affect My Fertility?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#7. Can I Take Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm While Breastfeeding?

With regards to safety please make sure to consult your doctor first before using it. Although topical use of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is not known to show any harmful effects, avoid application of Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm on the chest or from where the baby might ingest it.

#8. Can Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm does not cause dizziness but may occur as a rare side effect or may experience blurred vision. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#9. How long Will I Have To Continue Taking  Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

It may be used twice a day. Treatment can last up to 2 weeks depending on your condition and response to the Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm. Treatment must not continue for longer periods in continuity, exceeding 4 weeks.

#10. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers Alongside Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

Yes, painkillers are safe to be ingested along with Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm 

#11. Can I go Outside After Applying Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm?

Commonly Dipsal 0.05%+3% Ointment 15 gm is prescribed to be applied twice daily, you should avoid sun or UV exposure. Sensitivity to the sun may develop therefore If it is necessary to step outside make sure to protect your skin from direct sun or wear a sunblock or clothes covering your skin.