Generic Cutivate is a topical cream that is suggested for the treatment of certain skin conditions like swelling, itching, redness and irritation. It belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Predominantly, it is used for skin rashes caused by an allergic reaction, psoriasis and dermatitis (eczema). The active ingredient of Generic Cutivate is Fluticasone Propionate, a steroidal drug.
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Generic Cutivate Topical contains the active ingredient Fluticasone Propionate. It is chemically denoted as S-(fluoromethyl)-6α,9-difluoro-11β, 17-dihydroxy-16α-methyl-3-oxoandrosta-1, 4-diene-17β-carbothioate, 17-propanoate. The chemical formula of the ingredient is C25H31F3O5S and its molecular weight is 500.57 g/mol. The strength of the ingredient in the cream is 0.05 mg in 1g. This medicated cream is available in three package sizes 15 mg, 30 mg and 60 mg. The inactive ingredients of the topical agent are propylene glycol and mineral oil.
Fluticasone Propionate is known for its anti-inflammatory, vasoconstrictive and antipruritic properties. Actually, the exact action mechanism of this corticosteroid in treating skin conditions is not clear.
Use Generic Cutivate Topical as advised by your physician or as instructed on the medicinal leaflet.
Take a small amount of cream and apply it to the infected region. Rub gently until it is distributed evenly.
Thoroughly wash your hands after application.
Do not use a bandage on the treated area unless instructed by your physician.
Avoid applying more cream than advised if you miss your regular regimen.
Generic Cutivate Topical is to be applied externally. Do not apply it to your nose, mouth, eyes or genital area. Rinse with cool water if it gets to these regions.
Do not use the cream under your armpits or face unless your doctor says so.
Check with your pharmacist before starting any new drug whether it contains corticosteroids.
Tell your doctor that you use Generic Cutivate Topical before any surgery or dental care.
Regular growth checks may be needed for children who use this cream as it may affect their growth rate.
Place extreme care if the topical agent is to be used in children ageing lesser than three months.
Consult your physician about the safety of this drug if you are planning to conceive or become pregnant while using it. If you are breast-feeding, presence of this drug in the breast milk is also not known. Ask your doctor about its effects on the baby.
Avoid changing the dosing regimen on yourself.
Check with the physician, if your condition worsens or does not improvement within two weeks.
Tell your doctor that you use Generic Cutivate Topical before taking any vaccinations.
Do not cover large areas of the skin with the cream.
Consult your doctor before applying any other skin products.
Typically, the duration of treatment goes up to two weeks. If you do not experience any kind of improvement even after using Generic Cutivate for two weeks, you need to see your doctor for reassessment of skin condition.
Probable Side Effects
The probable side effects of Generic Cutivate are as follows –
Swelling of face
Itching and peeling of skin
Abnormal pigmentation of skin
If these symptoms persist, immediately get in touch with the dermatologist for further assistance.
It is quite rare or impossible that other oral or injectable medications interact with Generic Cutivate. However, to be on the safer side, inform everything about the undergoing treatment to the medical advisor before using this topical application.
Patients having history of allergic to Fluticasone Propionate should not use this steroid-based topical application.