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Cutivate Lotion Overdose

Using too much Cutivate Lotion (fluticasone propionate lotion) can cause a group of symptoms known as Cushing's syndrome. This condition can cause problems such as high blood sugar levels, unusual body fat distribution, and a rounded face. In addition, long-term use can cause the body to stop making its own natural steroids. Treatment options will likely include supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.

Can You Use Too Much Cutivate Lotion?

Cutivate Lotion® (fluticasone propionate lotion) is a prescription skin medication used to treat atopic dermatitis. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much Cutivate Lotion. However, serious problems are most likely to occur when large doses are used over a prolonged period. It is not recommended to use this medicine for longer than four weeks.
 

Effects of an Overdose

Long-term use of high doses of this medicine can cause Cushing's syndrome, which is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
 
  • A rounded face
  • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
  • High blood sugar levels.
 
Applying large amounts of Cutivate Lotion for long periods may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again.
 
If you realize that you have been using Cutivate Lotion for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using it.
 

Cutivate Lotion Medication Information

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