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Fluticasone Propionate Cream Side Effects

If you are using fluticasone propionate cream, side effects may occur and can include skin irritation, such as burning, redness, and itching. Usually, these types of reactions tend to be minor and easily treated. However, it is important to be aware of the potentially serious problems this medicated skin cream may cause, such as infections, hallucinations, and severe fluid retention, which require immediate medical care.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Fluticasone Propionate Cream

Just like any medicine, fluticasone propionate cream (Cutivate Cream®) 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 fluticasone propionate cream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Fluticasone Propionate Cream Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids, including fluticasone propionate cream, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when fluticasone propionate cream is used as directed for a short time. Applying too much, over too large an area, and for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.

Fluticasone Propionate Cream Information

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