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Generic name: fluticasone topical [floo-TIK-a-sone-TOP-i-kal] Brand names: Beser, Cutivate
Drug class: topical steroids

What is Cutivate?

Fluticasone is a powerful steroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Cutivate (for the skin) is used to treat skin irritation as well as itching that is caused by eczema, as well as skin diseases that respond to the steroid medication. Cutivate is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Cutivate

Contact a medical professional immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Cutivate can cause severe adverse consequences. Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Painful, tender, or swelling;
  • Any wound that does not heal;
  • Eye pain, blurred vision;
  • An extreme skin irritation as a result of using the medication for a long time; or
  • Possible signs of absorption Cutivate through your skin: weight increase (especially in your face or in your lower back or upper torso), as well as discolored or thinning skin, more body hair on your skin, weakness in muscles, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, mood changes, and menstrual changes.

Common adverse effects of Cutivate can include:

  • The skin is red, itchy, or itchy
  • Irritation or burning of the treated skin
  • An increase in hair growth
  • Feeling lightheaded.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow all the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to utilize Cutivate if you have an allergy to either fluticasone or formaldehyde.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Any kind of skin inflammation;
  • An allergic reaction to skin steroid medication;
  • The liver condition;
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Diabetes or
  • An adrenal gland condition.

Steroids can boost levels of glucose (sugar) in urine or blood. Consult your physician if you suffer from diabetes.

Consult your doctor if you are expecting. Long-term use of Cutivate during pregnancy can increase the chance of a low birth weight in the infant. Apply this medication to the skin's thinnest area for the least amount of time required to treat your problem. Breastfeeding while taking this medication is not advised. Consult your physician about any risks. Should you use fluticasone on your chest, stay clear of areas that might come into contact with the baby's mouth. Beser lotion is not to be used on children younger than 3 months. Cutivate ointment has not been approved to be used by anyone younger than 18.Do not apply Cutivate to any child without seeking a medical professional's guidance. Children can absorb greater amounts of this drug through their skin and be more susceptible to negative side effects.

How to take Cutivate?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and also read the medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.

Do not chew it. Topical medicines are to be used only on the skin. Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying Cutivate, unless you're using the drug to treat skin problems in your hands. Use a light layer of cream on the affected skin and gently rub it into the skin. Don't apply the medicine to a large area of skin unless a doctor has instructed you to.

Do not cover the affected skin region with a bandage or any other type of covering unless you are advised by your physician to. Covering the area treated can make it more difficult for medication to be absorbed by your skin and could cause adverse side effects.

If you're dealing with the area around your diaper, be sure not to use disposable diapers or tight-fitting ones. This medicine is recommended for short-term usage (4 months). Make sure to use Cutivate only when the skin problem is resolved. Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve after two days of medication. Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

Make sure to keep your beer bottle tightly shut when it is not in use. Don't store the lotion in the refrigerator

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can; however, avoid the dose you missed if it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Long-term or high-dose usage of Cutivate may cause the skin to become thinner, causing easy bruising, shifts in the body's fat (especially around the neck, face, back, waist, and face), increased facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a decrease in desire to have sexual activities.

What should be avoided?

Do not touch Cutivate with the eyes of your children. If contact does occur, clean your eyes with water.

Avoid applying this product to your underarms, face, or groin area. Don't apply it to areas with thinning skin.

Avoid using Cutivate in the treatment of any skin issue that has not been evaluated by your physician.

Interaction with other drugs

Skin care products will not be affected by any other medications you take. But there are many drugs that interact with one another. Inform your health care providers about the medicines you are taking, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies.