People who have certain inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, or seborrhea, may be prescribed Cutivate Ointment® (fluticasone propionate ointment). This topical medication is applied to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily for no more than four weeks.
When using Cutivate topically, the ointment is applied sparingly -- more is not necessarily better. In addition, do not apply a bandage or other dressing to the medication, as this increases the risk of side effects. Most people have no problems with this product, but adverse reactions can include burning, redness, or irritation.
(To learn more about this topical product, click Cutivate Ointment. This article covers how it works, important safety precautions, generic availability, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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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