This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Dipsalic 2% Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Betamethasone Topical and Salicylic Acid which treat eczema and psoriasis. Betamethasone Topical is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic medicine which breaks down keratin clumps, removes dead skin cells and softens the skin. It also enhances the absorption of Betamethasone Topical into the skin.
Dipsalic 2% Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Dipsalic 2% Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.