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Fluticasone Propionate Ointment Dosage

Everyone uses the same fluticasone propionate dosage: a thin film applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily. Using more of the medication than your healthcare provider recommends is not advised, nor should you cover the area with a bandage or other dressing. Your length of treatment will likely be short -- up to four weeks.

An Introduction to Your Dose of Fluticasone Propionate Ointment

There is only one standard dosage for fluticasone propionate ointment (Cutivate Ointment®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Fluticasone Propionate Ointment Dosing Guidelines

The standard starting dose when using fluticasone propionate ointment to treat itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) two times a day.
Do not cover the ointment with a dressing (such as a bandage), as this increases the risk of serious fluticasone propionate ointment side effects. Ask your healthcare provider how long you should use this medication; long-term use of topical steroids such as this can sometimes cause serious side effects.

General Information on Using Fluticasone Propionate Ointment

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluticasone propionate ointment include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) twice a day.
  • Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub in. More is not better. Only a thin film is necessary.
  • Do not cover the medication with a dressing or bandage, as this increases the risk of side effects.
  • For fluticasone propionate ointment to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or fluticasone propionate ointment dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Fluticasone Propionate Ointment Information

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