It is debuting betamethasone dipropionate cream USP 0.05% (augmented), an AB-rated generic equivalent to Schering-Plough Corp.'s Diprolene
, a prescription cream that is used primarily in managing inflammatory skin disorders.
For a strong steroid, she chooses Diprosone ointment, not Diprolene
. Both contain betamethasone and are produced by the Schering Corp.
Approvals in 2003 have led to the launch of augmented betamethasone dipropionate (aversion of Schering-Plough Corp.'s Diprolene
), triamcinolone acetonide lotion in two strengths (versions of Kenalog by Apothecon), amcinonide cream and amcinonide ointment (versions of Fujisawa Healthcare Inc.'s Cyclocort), and lidocaine/prilocaine.