CUTIVATE® (fluticasone propionate) Lotion, 0.05% contains fluticasone propionate
17-propionate], a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid, for topical dermatologic
use. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids
used as antiinflammatory and antipruritic agents.
Chemically, fluticasone propionate is C25H31F3O5S.
It has the following structural formula:
Fluticasone propionate is a white to off-white powder with a molecular weight
of 500.6. It is practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide
and dimethylformamide, and slightly soluble in methanol and 95% ethanol.
Each gram of CUTIVATE® Lotion contains 0.5mg fluticasone propionate in
a base of cetostearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol, cetomacrogol
1000, dimethicone 360, citric acid, sodium citrate, and purified water, with
imidurea, methylparaben, and propylparaben as preservatives.
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: 6/16/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.