Cutivate (fluticasone propionate cream) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Cutivate is not used to treat rosacea, severe acne, or viral skin infections such as chickenpox or herpes. Some forms and strengths of Cutivate are available in generic form. Common side effects of Cutivate include:
- mild skin itching,
- changes in color of treated skin,
- thinning or softening of skin,
- skin rash or irritation around the mouth,
- swollen hair follicles,
- redness or crusting around hair follicles,
- crusting of treated skin, or
- stretch marks.
Dosage: Apply a thin film of Cutivate Cream to the affected skin areas once or twice daily, according to doctor’s instructions. Do not give to children under 12 years of age unless advised by a physician. It is unlikely other drugs taken orally or injected will have an effect on topically applied Cutivate Cream. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Cutivate is not recommended for use during pregnancy, as it may be harmful to a fetus. It is not known whether fluticasone topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Our Cutivate (fluticasone propionate cream) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.