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What If I Forget a Dose of Fluticasone Propionate Cream?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
 

How Does It Work?

Fluticasone propionate cream is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Fluticasone propionate cream works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

When and How to Use This Medication

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluticasone propionate cream include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin once or twice a day.
  • Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub in. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • Do not cover the medication with a dressing or bandage, as this increases the risk for side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 

Storage Information

Fluticasone propionate cream should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Cutivate Cream for more information).
 

Who Makes Fluticasone Propionate Cream?

Brand-name fluticasone propionate cream (sold under the name Cutivate Cream) is made by PharmaDerm. Various companies make generic versions of the drug.
 

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