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Dipsalic F Ointment

Manufacturer :  Fulford India Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Clobetasol, Salicylic Acid
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Dipsalic F Ointment

Dipsalic F ointment is a medication used to treat multiple skin conditions. The highly potent corticosteroid is a very strong medicine, making it important that you stick to the dosages mentioned in prescription. The medication can be used for the treatment of diseases like eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, psoriasis and other rashes.

It can treat a few autoimmune diseases like vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen planus and lichen sclerosus. The ointment activates the phospholipase A2 inhibitors, which stops the synthesis of proteins.

This helps in stopping the production of bacteria and thus alleviates your problems. It is advised that you should not consume the tablet if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. People with skin infections, pregnant or the women trying for a child and breastfeeding women must tell the doctor about the conditions before starting with the medication.

Children below 12 years should not use it at all. Make sure that you do not apply the ointment on your face, groin or underarms, unless mentioned by the doctor. You should not discontinue the medication suddenly and seek the help of a doctor before doing so.

    What are the uses of Dipsalic F Ointment

    What are the contraindications of Dipsalic F Ointment ?

    • Hypersensitivity

    What are the side effects of Dipsalic F Ointment ?

    • Application Site Reactions (Burning Sensation)

    • Dry Skin

    • Redness Of Skin

    • Itching Of Skin

    Key highlights of Dipsalic F Ointment

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      There is no clinical evaluation of the duration of the effect of the medication. It may vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the condition and the strength of the dosage.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The onset of action depends on the skin type and the severity of the condition.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Pregnant women are advised to not use this medication as it can harm the foetus and may affect its growth and development. Consult your doctor to seek substitute medication to treat your problem.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No, the medicine has no habit-forming tendencies associated with its use.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Breastfeeding women must not use this medication for long as it can cause adverse side effects to the infant. Short-term usage is relatively acceptable but only after consulting it with a doctor.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      There is no sufficient information about how the topically applied ointment reacts with alcohol. Consult your doctor to get more information regarding the same.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      It is probably safe to drive while under this medication as it does not cause side effects like drowsiness or sleepiness. However if you feel weakness or headache, you should stop driving.

    • Does this affect kidney function?

      If you suffer from kidney related issues, you must discuss about it with your doctor before using Dipsalic F ointment to avoid any possible ramifications.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      People suffering liver related issues must not apply this ointment before consulting it with a doctor as it may aggravate the existing conditions and hamper the functioning of your liver.

    What are the substitutes for Dipsalic F Ointment ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dipsalic F Ointment , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    How does this medication work?

    This ointment contains Clobetasol and Salicylic Acid which belongs to corticosteroids and a keratolytic group of drugs. The former drug works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the metabolism of arachidonic acid by inhibiting phospholipase A2 thus inhibits the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. The latter drug works by breaking down keratin clumps and further remove dead skin cells and softens the skin. Also, it increases the Clobetasol absorption into the skin.

      What are the interactions of Dipsalic F Ointment ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Medicine


        The Dipsalic can interact with certain antibiotic medicines and hence should not be used while using this medication. You can seek medical help from your doctor in this regard.

      FAQs about Dipsalic F Ointment

      • Ques : What is Dipsalic f ointment?

        Ans : Dipsalic is an ointment which has Clobetasol Topical and Salicylic Acid Topical as active ingredients present in it. This ointment perform its action by activating the phospholipase A2 blocking proteins, Obtaining the keratolytic and comedolytic properties.

      • Ques : What is Dipsalic f ointment used for?

        Ans : This ointment is used for treating psoriasis, eczema, etc.

      • Ques : What are the side effects of Dipsalic f ointment?

        Ans : Side effects of this medication include dry skin, redness of skin, itching of skin.

      • Ques : Can Dipsalic F Ointment be used for inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and acne?

        Ans : Yes, Dipsalic F cream is an ointment which is used for treatment of swelling and pruritic indication of corticosteroid reactive dermatoses and acne.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use dipsalic f ointment before I see improvement of my conditions?

        Ans : This medication should be consumed till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use dipsalic f ointment ?

        Ans : The duration of effect for this medication is dependent, on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore, the frequency of the usage of this medication, will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow proper prescription of the doctor, which is directed according to the condition.

      • Ques : Should I use dipsalic f ointment empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : This medication is commonly used by applying it on the affected area and as this medication is for external use.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal of dipsalic f ointment?

        Ans : This medication contains salts which are suitable to store below 25c temperature.


      • Clobetasol- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Clobetasol (Clovate): Information You Need To Know- Drugs Bank [Internet]. 2018 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Salicylic Acid- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

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