Fluticasone topical

Reviewed on 9/14/2022

What Is Fluticasone topical and How Does It Work?

Fluticasone topical is a prescription steroid medication used to treat inflammation and itching caused by eczema or skin conditions that respond to steroid medication

  • Fluticasone inhalation is available under various brand names: Beser, Cutivate

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Fluticasone topical?

Common side effects of Fluticasone topical include:

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

Serious side effects of Fluticasone topical include:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • skin pain, tenderness, or swelling;
  • any wound that will not heal;
  • 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.

Rare side effects of Fluticasone topical include:

  • none

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors;
  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms include fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in the chest; shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out.

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur because of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What Are Dosages of Fluticasone topical?

 Adult and pediatric dosage

Cream

  • 0.05%
  • Lotion
  • 0.05%)

Atopic Dermatitis

Adult dosage

  • Cream/lotion: Apply every day or every 12 hours; reassess diagnosis if no improvements within 2 weeks.

Pediatric dosage

  • Cream
    • Aged below 3 months: Safety & efficacy not established
    • Aged above 3 months: As adults; apply cream/lotion sparingly every day or every 12 hours
  • Lotion
    • Aged below a year: Safety & efficacy not established
    • Aged above a year: As adults; apply sparingly every day

Corticosteroid-responsive Dermatoses

Adult dosage

  • Apply every day or every 12 hours; reassess diagnosis if no improvements within 2 weeks.
  • Pediatric dosage
  • Cream
    • Aged below 3 months: Safety & efficacy not established
    • Aged above 3 months: Apply every day or every 12 hours; reassess diagnosis if no improvements within 2 weeks.

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows

  • See “Dosages”

What Other Drugs Interact with Fluticasone topical?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first

  • Fluticasone topical has no noted severe interactions with any other drugs.
  • Fluticasone topical has no noted serious interactions with any other drugs.
  • Fluticasone topical has no noted moderate interactions with any other drugs.
  • Fluticasone topical has no noted minor interactions with any other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist about all your products. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Fluticasone topical?

Contraindications

Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Fluticasone topical?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Fluticasone topical?”

Cautions

  • Steroid medicines can increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes.
  • Beser lotion should not be used on a child younger than 3 months old. Cultivate ointment is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
  • Do not use fluticasone topical on any child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
  • Avoid use in patients who have experienced recent nasal ulcerations, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma

Pregnancy & Lactation

  • It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

Lactation

  • It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/cutivate-fluticasone-topical-343524

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