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PATIENT INFORMATION

Patients using topical corticosteroids should receive the following information and instructions:

  1. This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  2. This medication should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
  3. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped so as to be occlusive unless directed by the physician.
  4. Patients should report to their physician any signs of local adverse reactions as well as non-healing or worsening of skin condition.
  5. Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use this medication in the treatment of diaper dermatitis. CUTIVATE® (fluticasone propionate cream) Cream should not be applied in the diaper areas as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
  6. This medication should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin areas unless directed by a physician.
  7. As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, contact the physician.
  8. Patients should report to their physician if they are allergic to formaldehyde.

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/23/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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