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Cutivate cream is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rash. The active ingredient in Cutivate cream is fluticasone propionate. Fluticasone reduces swelling (inflammation), itching, and redness.
Cutivate cream is a medium-potency corticosteroid that is used to treat the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. It is typically applied to the affected area of skin once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Fluticasone ointment is not recommended for use by children because of the risk of serious side effects.
Uses and Dosage
Cutivate cream is typically applied to the affected area of skin once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. To use Cutivate cream, you should first wash your hands and the affected area of skin with soap and water. Dry the area completely before applying the cream. Then, apply a thin film of Cutivate cream to the affected area of skin once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Rub the cream into the skin gently, and avoid getting the cream in your eyes, nose or mouth. Do not cover the affected area with a bandage or dressing, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Use Cutivate cream as directed by your healthcare provider, and avoid using it for longer than recommended, as this can increase the risk of side effects. Use the cream only for the condition prescribed. Do not apply large amounts of this medication, use it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may increase.
You will usually use fluticasone cream or ointment once or twice a day for up to 4 weeks. Only use it for longer than 4 weeks if your doctor tells you to. If you use it twice a day, try to leave a gap of 8 to 12 hours between doses.
Common Side Effects of Cutivate Cream (Fluticasone):
- Burning or stinging of treated skin
- Increased hair growth
- Skin redness
Serious Side Effects of Cutivate Cream (Fluticasone):
- Difficulty breathing
- Increased body hair
- Menstrual changes
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Severe skin irritation after using the medicine
- Sexual changes
- Skin pain
- Skin tenderness
- Swelling of your face lips, tongue, or throat
- Thinning or discolored skin
- Weight gain (especially in your face, upper back and torso)
Form and Strength
Cutivate Cream (Fluticasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Do not use Cutivate cream if you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or any other ingredients in the cream.
- Cutivate cream should be used with caution in patients with skin infections, as it may mask symptoms of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
- Use Cutivate cream with caution in patients with a history of local or systemic corticosteroid-related effects, including hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, and intraocular pressure/glaucoma.
- Long-term use of Cutivate cream may increase the risk of skin thinning, stretch marks, and changes in skin pigmentation.
- Do not cover the affected area with a bandage or dressing, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- It is important to tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking before using Cutivate cream, as it may interact with other drugs.
- Cutivate cream should be used with caution in patients with a weakened immune system, as it may increase the risk of systemic absorption and infection.
- Do not use Cutivate cream on your face unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
- Use Cutivate cream with caution on areas with thin skin, such as the face, axillae and groin areas.
- Do not use Cutivate cream for longer than recommended by your doctor, as it may increase the risk of side effects.
- If you experience symptoms such as irritation, rash, or hypersensitivity reactions, stop using Cutivate cream and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Cutivate cream a prescription medication?
Yes, Cutivate cream is a prescription medication that should be used only under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Are there any alternative medications to Cutivate cream that can be used to treat corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses?
Yes, there are other medications available that can be used to treat corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Your healthcare provider can provide information on other treatment options that may be appropriate for you.
How long to use it for?
Most people only need to use fluticasone cream or ointment for a short time, usually up to 4 weeks. If your skin condition is hard to control, your doctor may tell you to use fluticasone for more than 4 weeks.
It's important to purchase Cutivate Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.