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Clinical trials have shown that the most common side effects of Cutivate Cream include facial spider veins, skin irritation, and burning. When people experience reactions to this skin cream, the problems tend to be minor and are usually easy to treat. However, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious problems, such as hallucinations, infections, or severe fluid retention.

An Introduction to Cutivate Cream Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Cutivate Cream® (fluticasone propionate cream) 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 side effects with Cutivate Cream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Cutivate Cream

Cutivate Cream has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received the drug, while another group was given a placebo (a cream that did not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical trials, the most common Cutivate Cream side effects included:
  • Facial spider veins -- in up to 4.9 percent of people
  • Skin irritation -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Burning -- up to 2 percent
  • Redness -- up to 2 percent
  • Non-facial spider veins -- up to 2 percent
  • Hives -- up to 2 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 2 percent of people, included:
  • Infected eczema
  • Worsening of eczema
  • Stinging
  • Dry skin
  • Itching.
In general, adverse reactions are more likely to occur if a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not use a dressing or a bandage unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends it.
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