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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.

What Is Cutivate Cream?

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.
 
(Click Cutivate Cream Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes This Medicine?

Brand-name Cutivate Cream is made by PharmaDerm.
 

How Does Cutivate Cream Work?

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.
 

When and How to Use It

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.
 
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