General English name: Fluticasone Cream / ointment
Trade Name: Cutivate
Application: Inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis
fluticasone cream / ointment Medication Information
Drug Information: Fluticasone is classified as a strong topical corticosteroid. Topical corticosteroids are the same as topical steroids. Topical steroids in addition to moisturizing (emollient) are used to treat inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis. Topical steroids are used when the symptoms of eczema or dermatitis recur. Fluticasone relieves inflammation, itching and redness, thereby reducing the recurrence of symptoms. Fluticasone cream / ointment is not a cure for the disease, but it will help relieve symptoms.
Different types of fluticasone (such as cream ointment) are available. A cream will be prescribed to moisturize the affected areas of your skin, and if your skin is dry, the ointment is a good choice for you.
Although fluticasone is not suitable for children, it is sometimes prescribed for short periods of time. For more information about fluticasone nasal spray and fluticasone spray, refer to the relevant link.
Contraindications to fluticasone cream / ointment
- Note the expiration date of the fluticasone cream / ointment and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
- Never give fluticasone cream / ointment to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take more fluticasone cream / ointment than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Check for drug interactions with fluticasone cream / ointment and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.
Drug interaction of fluticasone cream / ointment
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking fluticasone cream / ointment
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:
- If you have a skin infection.
- If you have acne or rosacea.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have ever had another medicine.
Possible side effects of fluticasone cream / ointment
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Itching, thinning of the skin, signs of permanent stretching, bruising, discoloration, thin, spider-like blood vessels
Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you think may be due to fluticasone cream / ointment.
How to store fluticasone cream / ointment
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a dry, cool place away from heat and direct sunlight.