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(fluticasone propionate) Lotion, 0.05%
Important: CUTIVATE® Lotion is for use on skin only (topical). Do not get CUTIVATE® Lotion near or in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
Read this Patient Information before you start using CUTIVATE® Lotion and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is CUTIVATE® Lotion?
CUTIVATE® Lotion is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used on the skin (topical) for the relief of inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis and eczema in people 3 months of age and older.
It is not known if CUTIVATE® Lotion is safe and effective in children under 3 months of age.
Before using CUTIVATE® Lotion, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have a skin infection at the site to be treated. You may also need medicine to treat the skin infection.
- have adrenal gland problems
- have liver problems
- have diabetes
- have thinning skin (atrophy) at the site to be treated
- are allergic to formaldehyde. If you are allergic to formaldehyde, CUTIVATE® Lotion may cause skin irritation, prevent your skin from healing or worsen your skin condition.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if CUTIVATE® Lotion will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if CUTIVATE® Lotion can pass into your breast milk and harm your baby.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and overthe-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take other corticosteroid medicines by mouth or use other products on your skin that contain corticosteroids.
How should I use CUTIVATE® Lotion?
- Use CUTIVATE® Lotion exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.
- Apply a thin film of CUTIVATE® Lotion to the affected area 1 time each day. Gently rub into your skin.
- Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless your healthcare provider tells you to. Do not apply CUTIVATE® Lotion to dermatitis in the diaper area unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
- Wash your hands after applying CUTIVATE® Lotion, unless your hands are being treated.
- Tell your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse with CUTIVATE® Lotion or if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment. It is not known if CUTIVATE® Lotion is safe or effective when used more than 4 weeks.
What are possible side effects with CUTIVATE® Lotion?
CUTIVATE® Lotion may cause serious side effects, including:
- CUTIVATE® Lotion can pass through your skin and may cause adrenal gland problems. This is more likely to happen if you use CUTIVATE® Lotion for too long, use it over a large treatment area, use it with other topical medicines that contain corticosteroids, cover the treated area, or have liver failure. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your adrenal gland function during and after treatment with CUTIVATE® Lotion.
- Skin problems, including skin reactions or thinning of your skin (atrophy), skin infections, and allergic reactions (allergic contact dermatitis) at the treatment site. Tell your healthcare provider if you get any skin reactions such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or healing problems.
The most common side effects of CUTIVATE® Lotion include burning and stinging at the treatment site.
These are not all the possible side effects with CUTIVATE® Lotion. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store CUTIVATE® Lotion?
- Store CUTIVATE® Lotion between 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C).
- Do not refrigerate.
- Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Keep CUTIVATE® Lotion and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of CUTIVATE® Lotion.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use CUTIVATE® Lotion for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CUTIVATE® Lotion to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about CUTIVATE® Lotion that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients in CUTIVATE® Lotion?
Active ingredient: fluticasone propionate
Inactive ingredients: anhydrous citric acid, cetomacrogol 1000, cetostearyl alcohol, dimethicone 360, imidurea, isopropyl myristate, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, and sodium citrate
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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