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Cutivate Lotion Side Effects

If you are using Cutivate Lotion and develop problems like hallucinations or severe fluid retention, contact your healthcare provider right away. However, most reactions to this medicine tend to be minor and easily treated. Clinical studies have shown that some of the most commonly reported side effects of Cutivate Lotion include dry skin, stinging at the application site, and common cold symptoms.

An Introduction to Cutivate Lotion Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Cutivate Lotion® (fluticasone propionate lotion) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Cutivate Lotion. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Cutivate Lotion

Cutivate Lotion has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received the drug, while another group was given a placebo (a lotion that did not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical trials, the most common Cutivate Lotion side effects included:
  • Dry skin on multiple areas of the body -- in up to 7 percent of people
  • Stinging at the application site -- up to 5 percent
  • Common cold symptoms -- up to 4 percent
  • Influenza (the flu) -- up to 2 percent
  • Damaged skin (caused by scratching or rubbing) -- up to 2 percent.
In general, adverse reactions are more likely to occur if a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not use a dressing or a bandage unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends it.

Cutivate Lotion Medication Information

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