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Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Betamethasone dipropionate + Salicylic acid


DRUG CLASS: Corticosteroids, Keratolytics

SUB CLASS: Glucocorticoids, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

USED FOR: Inflammatory skin disorders

– 0.05%/3% (ointment)

What is Diprosalic for?

Diprosalic consists of betamethasone, which is a corticosteroid, and salicylic acid, which is a keratolytics. It is used to treat hyperkeratotic and dry skin diseases with inflammatory symptoms such as redness, swelling and itching.

How to use it?

Diprosalic is applied on skin as ointment. The usual dose for adults and children is twice-daily application. A thin layer should be applied to completely cover the affected area and then gently massage into the skin.

What are the side effects of Diprosalic?

Common side effects of Diprosalic include application site burning and stinging, dermatitis, and blurred vision.

Who should not take Diprosalic?

– People who are allergic to Betamethasone, Salicylic acid, or any component of the formulation
– Patients with viral or fungal diseases

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash hands before and after use. If your hand is the treated area, do not wash your hand after use.
– Clean and dry the affected skin well before use.
– Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Diprosalic as it may cause blurred vision.

Common dosing schedule:
Diprosalic should be applied once in the morning and the night.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Diprosalic may interact with:
– Topical corticosteroids, e.g. Prednisolone

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Diprosalic in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Diprosalic is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Diprosalic in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.