Fluticasone Propionate Lotion
Fluticasone propionate lotion is licensed for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis. This prescription skin product is a type of steroid, and it works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The lotion is applied on the affected areas once daily and should not be used longer than four weeks at a time. Potential side effects include common cold symptoms, stinging, and dry skin.
What Is Fluticasone Propionate Lotion?Fluticasone propionate lotion (Cutivate Lotion®) is a prescription skin medication. It is approved for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in people age 1 and older. The product belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. As with other steroids, it is intended only for short-term use.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, fluticasone propionate lotion may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of fluticasone propionate lotion include but are not limited to:
- Dry skin
- Common cold symptoms
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