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Cutivate Ointment is a topical prescription medication indicated to treat the symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis and Corticosteroid-responsive Dermatoses. Cutivate Ointment may be prescribed to adults, children and infants who are unresponsive to lower potency corticosteroids.
Cutivate ointment contains the active ingredient fluticasone propionate, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammation in the skin, which can help to relieve symptoms such as itching, swelling, and redness. Fluticasone propionate is thought to work by specifically targeting the immune cells in the skin that are responsible for the inflammatory response. This helps to reduce the production of inflammatory chemicals and thereby reduce inflammation in the skin.
Use and Dosage
Cutivate Ointment is available in a tube and should be applied to the affected skin areas once daily. The appropriate dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and medical history, follow the instructions provided by your doctor.
To apply Cutivate ointment, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the medication.
- Clean and dry the affected area of skin.
- Squeeze a small amount of Cutivate ointment onto your fingertip.
- Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area of skin.
- Rub the ointment gently into the skin until it is absorbed.
- Wash your hands after applying the medication (unless you are treating your hands).
Use Cutivate Ointment exactly as directed. Do not apply it or more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless your doctor tells you that you should. Avoid using Cutivate Ointment on the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless specifically directed by a physician.
Common Side Effects of Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone):
- Burning or stinging of treated skin
- Increased hair growth
- Skin redness
Serious Side Effects of Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone):
- Any wound that will not heal
- Difficulty breathing
- Increased body hair
- Menstrual changes
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Severe skin irritation after using the medicine
- Sexual changes
- Skin pain
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Thinning or discolored skin
- Weight gain (especially in your face upper back and torso)
Forms and Strength
Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Cutivate Ointment: Ointment
- Cutivate Ointment should not be used in patients who are allergic to Fluticasone Propionate or any of its ingredients.
- Long-term use or excessive use of Cutivate Ointment may increase the risk of side effects such as skin thinning, stretch marks, easy bruising, and increased risk of infection, and may also lead to adrenal suppression.
- Cutivate Ointment should not be used on the face, underarms, groin area, or any other areas where the skin is thin, unless directed by a physician.
- Cutivate Ointment should be used with caution in patients with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, Cushing's syndrome, and immune system issues.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before using Cutivate Ointment.
- Cutivate Ointment may interact with other medications, inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking.
- Patients who are using Cutivate Ointment should avoid getting vaccinated with live vaccines because of the potential for reduced immune response.
- Cutivate Ointment should not be used in patients with untreated infections or certain skin conditions such as rosacea and acne.
- Cutivate Ointment may have an effect on growth in children, monitor growth carefully if the medication is used for prolonged periods in pediatric patients.
- Patients should avoid using Cutivate Ointment near open flames or smoking while using the medication because it is flammable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Cutivate Ointment be used on the face?
Cutivate Ointment should not be used on the face unless directed by a physician.
Are there any side effects associated with Cutivate Ointment?
Yes, some side effects of Cutivate Ointment include skin thinning, stretch marks, easy bruising, and increased risk of infection.
Is Cutivate Ointment available over the counter?
No, Cutivate Ointment is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.
Can Cutivate Ointment be used in children?
Yes, Cutivate Ointment may be used in children who do not respond to lower potency corticosteroids, but caution should be taken to minimize the risk of side effects.
How long Cutivate Ointment should be used for?
The appropriate duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and medical history, follow the instructions provided by your doctor.
It's important to purchase Cutivate Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.