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Dipnate Lotion


Overview

Introduction

Dipnate Lotion belongs to a group of medicines called steroid. It is used to treat allergic conditions. It relieves inflammation, itching, and redness of various skin disorders. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Dipnate Lotion is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water if you accidentally get it in these areas. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using of the medicine may cause burning sensation and irritation at the site of application. These are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know.

Uses of Dipnate Lotion

  • Allergic conditions

Side effects of Dipnate Lotion

Common
  • Skin irritation
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin irritation
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Dipnate Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Dipnate Lotion works

Dipnate Lotion is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dipnate Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dipnate Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dipnate Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Dipnate Lotion, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Dipnate Lotion is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Dipnate Lotion and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 
  • Dipnate Lotion can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dipnate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Colsprin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Ive got tested for hiv after 4 months of possible exposure (not sure if partner was +ve and sex was with condom) and results were negative and its been 6 months till date after the possible exposure now i was suffering from blocked nose wnd difficulty in breathing so i went to a chest specialist and was given total ige" test and the report came +ve with very highly elevated ige levels about 2000 ku/l is there anything to worry and is there any relation between total ige levels and hiv im very stressed once again please help."
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
IgE levels indicate that the conditions is allergic
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FAQs

Q. Is Dipnate an antibiotic? How does it work?

No, Dipnate is not an antibiotic. It is a synthetic corticosteroid. When used on the skin, Dipnate acts directly on the cells and weakens the immune system. It also decreases the production of cells that cause swelling or inflammation, hence treating inflammatory conditions and skin diseases.

Q. What all infections does Dipnate treat?

Dipnate can be used on the skin to help control inflammatory skin conditions. It is also used to treat other skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, discoid eczema, Psoriasis, lichen planus, refractory skin diseases, irritant or allergic contact dermatitis and insect bite reactions. In addition to this, Dipnate is often combined with antibiotics in some creams and ointments to be used for infected and inflamed skin conditions.

Q. Is Dipnate a steroid?

Yes, it is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. Long term or regular usage is not recommended due to varied side effects. Do not use it without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can Dipnate be taken for a long time?

Dipnate is a steroid and long-term or regular usage of a steroid is not recommended. Normally, it is recommended for a duration of 2-4 weeks. It suppresses your immunity and has numerous metabolic side effects. Hence, it is not recommended for a long period. If applying Dipnate does not improve your symptoms, consult your physician for a re-evaluation.

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