Fluticasone propionate ointment (Cutivate Ointment®) is approved to treat several skin conditions that cause inflammation, such as eczema, allergic dermatitis, and seborrhea. The medication is approved only for adults; however, children can use it in an "off-label" fashion in certain cases.
When using fluticasone propionate ointment, it should be applied sparingly -- more is not better. In addition, do not apply a bandage or other dressing, as this increases the risk of potentially serious side effects.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob. Accessed August 24, 2011.
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 24, 2011.
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