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.
HOW TO USE
Route of administration: Cutaneous.
Adults, elderly, children and infants aged 3 months and over.
Cream: Creams are especially appropriate for moist or weeping surfaces.
Apply thinly and gently rub in using only enough to cover the entire affected area once or twice a day for up to 4 weeks until improvement occurs, then reduce the frequency of application or change the treatment to a less potent preparation.
Allow adequate time for absorption after each application before applying an emollient.
Therapy with topical corticosteroids should be gradually discontinued once control is achieved and an emollient continued as maintenance therapy.
Rebound of pre-existing dermatoses can occur with abrupt discontinuation of topical steroids especially with potent preparations.
Duration of treatment for adults and elderly.
If the condition worsens or does not improve within four weeks, treatment and diagnosis should be re-evaluated.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to the active substance or any of the excipients.
The following conditions should not be treated with fluticasone propionate: ï¿½Untreated cutaneous infections.
ï¿½Perianal and genital pruritus.
ï¿½Pruritus without inflammation.
ï¿½Dermatoses in infants under three months of age, including dermatitis and nappy rash.