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Available by prescription only, topical fluticasone propionate comes in various forms and is licensed to treat certain skin conditions. Specifically, the lotion form of the medicine is prescribed to treat atopic dermatitis, and the cream and ointment products are approved for treating eczema, psoriasis, and various other skin conditions. Your dose will depend on the condition being treated and the particular product used.

What Is Topical Fluticasone Propionate?

Topical fluticasone propionate (Cutivate®) is a prescription skin medication. It comes as a cream, ointment, or lotion. The lotion form is approved to treat atopic dermatitis, while the other two forms are approved to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic reactions. It is a topical steroid.
 
(Click What Is Topical Fluticasone Propionate Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, topical fluticasone propionate may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of topical fluticasone propionate include but are not limited to:
 
 
(Click Topical Fluticasone Propionate Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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