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Cutivate Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids, including Cutivate, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when Cutivate is used as directed for a short time. Applying too much, over too large an area, and for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.
 

Long-Term Cutivate Side Effects

Using steroids like Cutivate over long periods can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long time. Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
 
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back (causing a round face and a fatty hump on back of the neck)
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
 
Keep in mind that these effects are more common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or injection, and are probably rare with Cutivate when used as directed and for a short time.
 

Cutivate Medication Information

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