Cutivate Ointment

Last updated on RxList: 5/13/2019
Cutivate Ointment Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 5/13/2019

Cutivate (fluticasone propionate) Ointment, 0.005% is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Cutivate Ointment is available in generic form. Common side effects of Cutivate Ointment include

  • mild skin itching
  • burning, peeling, dryness, changes in color of treated skin
  • thinning or softening of skin
  • skin rash or irritation around the mouth
  • redness or crusting around hair follicles
  • blisters
  • pimples
  • crusting of treated skin, or
  • stretch marks

Apply a thin film dose of Cutivate Ointment to the affected skin areas twice daily. Rub in gently. Other drugs may interact with Cutivate Ointment. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cutivate Ointment should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Cutivate (fluticasone propionate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Cutivate Ointment Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • skin pain, tenderness, or swelling;
  • any wound that will not heal;
  • blurred vision, eye pain;
  • severe skin irritation after using the medicine; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • skin redness, itching, or rash;
  • burning or stinging of treated skin;
  • increased hair growth; or
  • feeling light-headed.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone Propionate Ointment)

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Cutivate Ointment Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical trials, the total incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of CUTIVATE Ointment (fluticasone propionate ointment) was approximately 4%. These adverse reactions were usually mild, self-limiting, and consisted primarily of pruritus, burning, hypertrichosis, increased erythema, hives, irritation, and lightheadedness. Each of these events occurred individually in less than 1% of patients.

In a study of 35 pediatric patients treated with fluticasone propionate ointment 0.005% for atopic dermatitis over at least 35% of body surface area, subnormal adrenal function was observed with cosyntropin stimulation testing at the end of 3 to 4 weeks of treatment in 4 patients who had normal testing prior to treatment. It is not known if these patients had recovery of adrenal function because follow-up testing was not performed (see PRECAUTIONS: Pediatric Use, and ADVERSE REACTIONS). Telangiectasia on the face was noted in one patient on the eighth day of a four week treatment period. Facial use was discontinued and the telangiectasia resolved.

The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, including fluticasone propionate, and they may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings and higher potency corticosteroids. These reactions are listed in an approximately decreasing order of occurrence: dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria. Also, there are reports of the development of pustular psoriasis from chronic plaque psoriasis following reduction or discontinuation of potent topical corticosteroid products.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cutivate Ointment (Fluticasone Propionate Ointment)

© Cutivate Ointment Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cutivate Ointment Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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