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Cutivate Side Effects

Generic Name: fluticasone topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of fluticasone topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cutivate.

Not all side effects for Cutivate may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to fluticasone topical: cream, lotion, ointment

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild burning, itching, or redness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking fluticasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Cutivate)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; dryness or swelling of the skin; excessive hair growth; impaired wound healing; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; severe or persistent burning, itching, redness, or irritation of the skin; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, confusion; drowsiness; flushing; fruit-like breath odor; increased thirst, hunger, or urination; rapid breath); thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fluticasone topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical ointment

Local

Common (1% to 10 %): Erythema, burning, stinging[Ref]

Endocrine

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Increased weight, obesity, delayed weight gain, growth retardation in children, cushingoid features (e.g. moon face, central obesity), decreased endogenous cortisol levels[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Erythematous rash, facial telangiectasia, non-facial telangiectasia, urticaria, pruritus
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin infection, infected eczema, impetigo, atopic dermatitis, eczema, skin irritation, folliculitis, blisters, dryness of skin, local skin burning
Frequency not reported: Irritation, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, hypertrichosis, miliaria, pustular psoriasis[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypertension[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Osteoporosis[Ref]

Ocular

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Cataract, glaucoma[Ref]

Immunologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Viral warts, herpes simplex
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Opportunistic infections[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effects were erythema, burning, and stinging.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Flovent (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

2. "Product Information. Flonase (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

3. "Product Information. Cutivate (fluticasone)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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