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DIPROLENE AF Cream (2020)

Active ingredients: Betamethasone dipropionate

Product Description

DIPROLENE AF (augmented betamethasone dipropionate) Cream 0.05% contains betamethasone dipropionate USP, a synthetic adrenocorticosteroid, for topical use in a cream base. Betamethasone, an analog of prednisolone, has a high degree of corticosteroid activity and a slight degree of mineralocorticoid activity. Betamethasone dipropionate is the 17,21-dipropionate ester of betamethasone.

Chemically, betamethasone dipropionate is 9-fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16β-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17,21-dipropionate, with the empirical formula C28H37FO7, a molecular weight of 504.6, and the following structural formula:

Betamethasone dipropionate is a white to creamy white, odorless crystalline powder, insoluble in water.

Each gram of DIPROLENE AF Cream 0.05% contains: 0.643 mg betamethasone dipropionate USP (equivalent to 0.5 mg betamethasone) in a white cream base of carbomer 940; ceteareth-30; chlorocresol; cyclomethicone; glyceryl oleate/propylene glycol; propylene glycol; purified water; sodium hydroxide; sorbitol solution; white petrolatum; and white wax.

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Cream, 0.05%. Each gram of DIPROLENE AF Cream, 0.05% contains 0.643 mg betamethasone dipropionate (equivalent to 0.5 mg betamethasone) in a white cream base.

How supplied

DIPROLENE AF Cream 0.05% is a white cream supplied in 15-g (NDC 0085-0517-01) and 50-g (NDC 0085-0517-04) tubes.

Distributed by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of MERCK & CO., INC., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA