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.
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