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Fluticasone Propionate Lotion Dosage

The standard dose of fluticasone propionate lotion for treating atopic dermatitis is to apply a thin layer onto the affected areas of the skin once daily. Do not use the lotion for more than four weeks, as it may increase your risk for serious problems. If you do not notice an improvement within two weeks, contact your healthcare provider about other possible treatment options.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Fluticasone Propionate Lotion

There is only one standard dose for fluticasone propionate lotion (Cutivate Lotion®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Fluticasone Propionate Lotion Dosing Guidelines for Atopic Dermatitis

The standard starting dose for fluticasone propionate lotion for treating atopic dermatitis in people age 1 year and older is a small amount applied to the affected areas of the skin once daily. Gently rub the lotion into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Wash your hands after applying the lotion, unless you are treating your hands.
In general, you should stop using fluticasone propionate lotion once the atopic dermatitis is under control. If you do not notice any improvement within two weeks, your healthcare provider may need to reconsider your diagnosis. Do not use fluticasone propionate lotion for more than four weeks at a time. Although it is quite effective, the medication cannot be used on a long-term basis, due to the risk of serious side effects.

General Information on Using Fluticasone Propionate Lotion

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluticasone propionate lotion include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day.
  • Apply the fluticasone propionate lotion dosage sparingly and gently rub in. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • Do not apply this medicine to the face, underarms, or groin, unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends that you do so.
  • Do not cover the medication with a dressing or bandage, as this increases the risk for side effects.
  • Do not apply fluticasone propionate lotion on the diaper area of young children.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with fluticasone propionate lotion, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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