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Cutivate Lotion is a topical medication used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis.
Cutivate lotion contains the active ingredient fluticasone propionate, which is a synthetic corticosteroid that works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness in the skin. It is primarily used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Fluticasone lotion is a prescription medication and should only be used as directed by a healthcare professional.
Use and Dosage
Cutivate Lotion is applied directly to the affected area of the skin and should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin area.
To use Fluticasone lotion, you should first wash and dry the affected area of skin thoroughly. Then, apply a thin layer of the lotion to the affected area and gently rub it in. The lotion should be applied once daily or as directed by your doctor. Fluticasone works by reducing swelling, redness, and itching in the skin. Follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist and to not use more of the medication than recommended.
Note that Fluticasone Lotion is for topical use only and should not be used in the eyes, mouth, or vagina. Additionally, the medication should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin unless directed by a healthcare provider. If you have any questions about the use of Fluticasone Lotion, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional.
Common Side Effects of Cutivate Lotion (Fluticasone):
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin
- Mild skin itching
- Stretch marks
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of skin, skin rash or irritation around mouth
Serious Side Effects of Cutivate Lotion (Fluticasone):
- Breakdown of the skin
- Burning or stinging skin
- Hives or welts
- Irritation and redness of the skin
- Numbness of the fingers
- Raised, dark red, or wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
- Red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters
- Skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
- Thick yellow to honey-colored crusts
- Warmth on the skin
Forms and Strength
Cutivate Lotion (Fluticasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Cutivate Lotion should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin area.
- Cutivate Lotion should be used with caution in patients with a history of skin infections or perioral dermatitis.
- Prolonged use of Cutivate Lotion may result in skin atrophy or other adverse reactions such as striae, telangiectasia, or acneiform eruptions.
- Cutivate Lotion should be used with caution in patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as the medication may interfere with fetal development.
- Cutivate Lotion should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to any of its components.
- Cutivate Lotion should not be used on open wounds or infected areas of the skin.
- Cutivate Lotion should be used with caution in patients with a history of glaucoma or cataracts, as the medication may increase the risk of these conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Cutivate lotion safe to use during pregnancy?
Cutivate lotion should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks to the fetus. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of using Cutivate lotion with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Is Cutivate lotion available in generic form?
Yes, fluticasone propionate (the active drug in Cutivate lotion) is also available in a generic form. However, the brand-name Cutivate lotion may be more expensive than the generic version.
How long does it take for Cutivate lotion to work?
The amount of time it takes for Cutivate lotion to work may vary depending on the severity and type of skin condition being treated. In some cases, noticeable improvement may occur within a few days of starting treatment, while in other cases, it may take several weeks.
Is Cutivate lotion safe for children?
Cutivate lotion may be used in children over the age of three months for the treatment of certain skin conditions but should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
How long Cutivate lotion should be used for?
The duration of treatment with Cutivate lotion depends on the severity and type of skin condition being treated. Follow the dosing instructions provided by your healthcare provider and do not use the medication for longer than recommended.
It's important to purchase Cutivate Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.