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Fluticasone Propionate Lotion

What If I Forget a Dose of Fluticasone Propionate Lotion?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.

How Does It Work?

Fluticasone propionate lotion is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Fluticasone propionate lotion works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general 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 fluticasone propionate lotion sparingly and gently rub it in. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • 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.

Storage Information

Fluticasone propionate lotion should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Cutivate Lotion for more information).
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