CUTIVATE® (fluticasone propionate cream) Cream, 0.05% contains fluticasone
acid, S-fluoromethyl ester], a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid, for topical
dermatologic use. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily
synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
Chemically, fluticasone propionate is C25H31F3O5S.
It has the following structural formula:
Fluticasone propionate has a molecular weight of 500.6. It is a white to off-white
powder and is insoluble in water.
Each gram of CUTIVATE® Cream contains fluticasone propionate 0.5 mg in
a base of propylene glycol, mineral oil, cetostearyl alcohol, Ceteth-20, isopropyl
myristate, dibasic sodium phosphate, citric acid, purified water, and imidurea
What are the possible side effects of fluticasone topical (Cutivate)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when fluticasone topical is applied to the skin, side effects can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have signs of absorbing fluticasone topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- headache, back ache, weakness,...
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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/23/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.