Fluticasone Propionate Lotion Side Effects
If you are using fluticasone propionate lotion, side effects are possible and can include stinging at the application site, common cold symptoms, and dry skin. These types of reactions are usually minor and easily treated. However, it is important to be aware of the potentially serious problems this medicine may cause, such as extreme aggression, ruptured tendons, and severe fluid retention.
Just like any medicine, fluticasone propionate lotion (Cutivate Lotion®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible fluticasone propionate lotion side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some side effects of steroids, including fluticasone propionate lotion, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
- Ruptured tendons
- Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
- Severe fluid retention
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when fluticasone propionate lotion is used as directed for a short period (four weeks or less). Applying too much, over too large an area, and for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.