Cutivate is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Cutivate is approved for use in people aged 3 months and older. Cutivate is also known by its drug name, fluticasone propionate.
Cutivate is a corticosteroid of medium potency. It is believed that Cutivate works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Cutivate is applied topically to the affected area once or twice a day.
Cutivate comes in the form of a lotion.
The FDA-approved label for Cutivate lists common side effects including skin dryness, burning, itching, rash, and numbness in the fingers.
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cutivate — RxList
Prescription Topicals — National Eczema Association