Diprospan is prescribed for various types of allergies and skin diseases. This hormonal drug is also used in other cases. Diprospan injections have a healing effect on the inflamed skeletal system. It helps with diseases of the blood, adrenal cortex, gastrointestinal diseases, and autoimmune problems.
Despite the fact that the spectrum of action of this medicine is quite wide. We are interested in its use for the treatment of various types of allergies.
Quickly enough, it alleviates the severe course of the patient. It is helpful for bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis, pollinosis (hay fever), and persistent rhinitis. During the change of seasons, and allergic conditions to insect bites.
The drugs are made in the form of a suspension or solution for injection. The dosage forms for systemic administration directly depends on the place where the injection is given. The lower the muscle mass of a certain area of the body, the lower the recommended doses.
Diprospan can be injected into the knee, shoulder, ankle joints, and hip joint. As well as it can be injected into the joints of the hands. When an insect bites, an injection is placed right at the site of the bite.
For the treatment of acute and chronic corticosteroid:
- Synovitis associated with osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis bursitis/tendinitis
- Bronchial asthma
- Atopic dermatitis, Rhus dermatitis and Neurodermatitis
- Chronic hypertrophic lichen simplex
- Chronic bursitis
- Alopecia Areata and psoriasis
- Hypertropic lichen planus
- Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
- Alopecia areata discoid lupus erythematosus psoriasis keloids
Contraindications for the use of the drug
The doctors prescribe Diprospan for various diseases, and in some cases, it is very effective. But there are some diseases in which the use of this drug is unpleasant. The medicine is not prescribed:
- With fungal infections
- Hypersensitivity to its components
- Severe liver disease
- Stomach or duodenal ulcer
- Intestinal anastomoses
- Renal failure
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
- Reduced pressure
- High blood sugar
Today there is no accurate information about the effect of the drug on the fetus and maternal health. Therefore, whether it is necessary or not necessary to take Diprospan during pregnancy. The doctor should determine, after weighing the pros and cons.
Side Effects of Long-term Use
Long-term use of this drug may cause undesirable effects. The effects are characterized by an increased content of sodium in the plasma. Moreover:
- Fluid retention in the tissues
- An increase in body weight
- High blood pressure
- Changes and weakness metabolism in muscle tissues
- Tendon ruptures,
- Thinning, and fragility of bones.
- From the gastrointestinal tract – hiccups, stomach disorders
In addition, the use of the drug is sometimes manifested by:
- Increased intracranial pressure
- Sleep disturbance
Despite the realities, the list of contraindications is quite enormous. It should keep in mind that not all people show side effects of using this. It is irrational to refuse the use for fear of the appearance of undesirable symptoms.
Substitutes for Diprospan
When it needs to be replaced, the selection of drug analogs depends on what disease the patient is worried about.
Analogues of the drug for skin diseases. When it is impossible to take Diprospan, analogs and substitutes will successfully replace the original. In cases where the drug is prescribed against the symptoms of allergies and contact dermatitis, skin itching, ointments. This creams will be suitable substitutes for these conditions.
There are several similar analogs of Diprospan for external use. These are creams, ointments, and solutions: Beladerm, Betamethasone, Celestoderm, Mesoderm, Soderm.
The difference in price between the original and the substitute is noticeable. Although they are based on identical substances – corticosteroids (betamethasone), which have the same scope. The effectiveness of these drugs has been proven with scaly lichen, allergic skin diseases, and anogenital and senile itching.
Diprospan Injection Analogs
There may be several options for replacing Diprospan injections. These include various injection solutions, which are simple systemic corticosteroids therapy. In other words, they replace the adrenal hormone that fight against inflammation.
As analogs of injections, suspensions with solutions based on Betamethasone, Celeston, Betaspan, etc. can be used. They effectively affect cases of allergies, acute gouty arthritis, rheumatism, endocrine changes, etc., in which it is prescribed.
A complete replacement for the original drug has a substitute drug. It has a completely identical composition to Diprospan called Flosteron.
1 mL Injection of Diprospan responds to a wide variety of dermatologic conditions. It is repeated according to the response of the condition.
The other dermatological conditions are alopecia areata discoid lupus, contact dermatitis severe solar, Rhus dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, etc.
As part of 2 milligrams of betamethasone sodium phosphate and 5 mg of betamethasone dipropionate equivalent. Due to the uniquely selected composition, the product acts instantly and for a long period of time (10-30 days). Flosteron is a medicine of domestic production and at a fairly low price.
Self-selection of an alternative drug is dangerous for the body. It is advisable to first ask a specialist about analogues or contact him later in the absence of the drug.