Your specific dosage of Cutivate will depend on the particular product you are using and the condition being treated. In general, the dosing guidelines call for a thin layer of the cream, ointment, or lotion to be applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. Do not cover the medicine with a bandage, as doing so can increase your risk for side effects.
An Introduction to Your Cutivate Dose
The standard recommended dose for Cutivate® (topical fluticasone propionate) varies, depending on the condition being treated and the particular form used (lotion, cream, or ointment). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Dosing for Cutivate Cream
The standard starting dose for Cutivate Cream for atopic dermatitis is a thin film applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. The standard starting dose for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, or allergic reactions, is a thin film applied to the affected area twice daily. Cutivate Cream is approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old.
Dosing for Cutivate Ointment
The standard starting dose for Cutivate Ointment in adults for itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) twice a day. Cutivate Ointment is not approved for use in children.
Cutivate Lotion Dosage for Atopic Dermatitis
The standard starting dose for Cutivate Lotion for treating atopic dermatitis in adults and children as young as 1 year old is a small amount applied once daily. Gently rub the lotion into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Wash your hands after applying the lotion, unless you are treating your hands. Cutivate Lotion is not approved for any other use, except atopic dermatitis treatment.
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