Available in several forms, Cutivate® (topical fluticasone propionate) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of various skin conditions. Specifically, the lotion form is approved to treat atopic dermatitis, while the other two forms (cream and ointment) are approved to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis.
Your specific dosage will depend on which product you are using and the type and severity of your skin condition. When using Cutivate, apply a thin layer of the medicine on the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, itching, and dryness.
Before using Cutivate, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this medication, click Cutivate. This full-length article provides information on how this medicine works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed August 31, 2011.
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