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What You Need to Know About Topical Fluticasone Propionate

What If I Forget a Dose of Topical Fluticasone Propionate?

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?

Topical fluticasone propionate 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. Topical fluticasone propionate works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with topical fluticasone propionate include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin once or twice a day, depending on the product and the condition being treated.
  • Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub it 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

Topical fluticasone propionate should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

At this time, all three versions of this medication are available in generic form.
 
 

Topical Fluticasone Propionate Information

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