Cutivate Cream is a type of steroid prescribed to treat a variety of skin problems, including psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. The cream is usually applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice a day. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old. Itching, dryness, and burning are possible side effects of this medicine.
Cutivate Cream® (fluticasone propionate cream) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid that is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old.
Brand-name Cutivate Cream is made by PharmaDerm.
Cutivate Cream 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. Cutivate Cream works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Cutivate Cream include the following:
- This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin once or twice a day.
- Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub 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.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.