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What Is Fluticasone Propionate Lotion Used For?

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.
 

Can Children Use This Medication?

Fluticasone propionate lotion is approved for use in children as young as 1 year old. It is not approved to treat diaper rash and should not be applied to the diaper area, as doing so can increase the risk for side effects.
 

Are There Off-Label Reasons to Use Fluticasone Propionate Lotion?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the treatment of atopic dermatitis. This is known as an "off-label" use. For instance, fluticasone propionate lotion is sometimes used off-label to treat a variety of other conditions that are likely to respond to a topical steroid, such as:
 
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