Diprosalic Scalp Application


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We connect you to a prescribing clinician by secure video link who will spend time with you to understand your requirements and ensure that DIPROSALIC SCALP APPLICATION ® is appropriate, safe and effective for you. The consultation is FREE and you only ever pay for the medication, if it is prescribed. Medications are supplied and delivered discreetly by NowPatient.

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OverviewAbout Diprosalic Scalp ApplicationKey facts of Diprosalic Scalp ApplicationWho is Diprosalic Scalp Application suitable for?Who is Diprosalic Scalp Application not suitable for?How and where to get Diprosalic Scalp Application?Dosage and strength for Diprosalic Scalp Application for psoriasisInformation about how to use Diprosalic Scalp Application for psoriasisWhat happens if you use too much Diprosalic Scalp Application?What are the side effects of Diprosalic Scalp Application?Information about using Diprosalic Scalp Application at the same time as other medications or herbal supplementsCan Diprosalic Scalp Application used for psoriasis be used long term?Is there a herbal Diprosalic Scalp Application?Can women use Diprosalic Scalp Application?Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Diprosalic Scalp Application?What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?Alternatives to Diprosalic Scalp ApplicationSourcesPeople also asked
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About Diprosalic Scalp Application

Diprosalic Scalp Application contains two active ingredients, betamethasone dipropionate, a potent topical corticosteroid, and salicylic acid, a keratolytic agent. Betamethasone dipropionate has anti-inflammatory properties, and reduces itching and swelling by narrowing blood vessels in the skin. Salicylic acid helps to improve how well betamethasone works on the affected areas of the scalp. Diprosalic Scalp Application is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.

Diprosalic Scalp Application is available with a prescription. Now Patient offers Diprosalic Scalp Application as a treatment for psoriasis only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Diprosalic Scalp Application

  • For the treatment of psoriasis
  • Diprosalic Scalp Application can take up to 7 days to have an effect
  • Diprosalic Scalp Application has some common side effects which include skin irritation and dryness
  • It can be dangerous if you use Diprosalic Scalp Application with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Diprosalic Scalp Application suitable for?

Diprosalic Scalp Application is suitable for use by both children and adults. Diprosalic Scalp Application may be prescribed if you have already tried a lower-strength steroid treatment which has not been effective.

Who is Diprosalic Scalp Application not suitable for?

Diprosalic Scalp Application may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before using if you:

  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients in Diprosalic Scalp Application
  • Suffer from rosacea, dermatitis around the mouth, cold sores, genital itching, or have chickenpox

How and where to get Diprosalic Scalp Application?

Diprosalic Scalp Application is available as prescription only. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Diprosalic Scalp Application directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of psoriasis, you can discuss if Diprosalic Scalp Application is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.

Dosage and strength for Diprosalic Scalp Application for psoriasis

Diprosalic Scalp Application is available as a solution when used for psoriasis.

Information about how to use Diprosalic Scalp Application for psoriasis

Diprosalic Scalp Application is for external use only. It should only be applied to the affected areas of the scalp. Wash your hands before and after using. Apply a few drops to the affected area twice a day. Rub in thoroughly, but gently.

Read the patient information leaflet or speak to a healthcare professional for further information.

What happens if you use too much Diprosalic Scalp Application?

If you use more than prescribed, then it can affect your hormone levels causing a thinning of your skin, weakness, dizziness, and tiredness.

You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Diprosalic Scalp Application and you experience any side effects.

What are the side effects of Diprosalic Scalp Application?

Possible side effects of Diprosalic Scalp Application include:

  • Thinning of the skin
  • Blistering, swelling, burning
  • Skin rash
  • Dryness
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Reduced skin pigmentation
  • Visual disturbances such as blurred vision

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about using Diprosalic Scalp Application at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Diprosalic Scalp Application. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements.

Can Diprosalic Scalp Application used for psoriasis be used long term?

Diprosalic Scalp Application should not be used for more than 5 days in children under the age of 5. You should see an improvement in your condition within the first week. Speak to your doctor if you see no improvemnet within 7 days.

Is there a herbal Diprosalic Scalp Application?

No. Herbal Diprosalic Scalp Application does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Diprosalic Scalp Application?

Women can use Diprosalic Scalp Application for the treatment of psoriasis. However, speak to your doctor before using Diprosalic Scalp Application if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when using Diprosalic Scalp Application?

You can eat and drink normally when using Diprosalic Scalp Application for psoriasis. However, avoiding red meat, citrus fruit, processed foods, limiting grains, seafood, dairy, and eggs, aswell as eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables, may help improve your psoriasis.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with psoriasis?

Modify your lifestyle in a number of ways. This may have a positive impact on your psoriasis.

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce illnesses, especially strep infections
  • Avoid skin injury
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid certain foods

Alternatives to Diprosalic Scalp Application

Alternatives for the treatment of psoriasis include Betnovate, Betacap scalp application, and Elocon Scalp Lotion.


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