Cutivate Cream 0.5%

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Cutivate Cream 0.5%

Generic: Fluticasone 0.5% Ointment

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma

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Cutivate cream or Fluticasone is a steroid which is used for the treatment of inflammation and itching caused by several skin diseases like allergic reaction, eczema and psoriasis. It is also used for the relieving the symptoms such as redness, swelling and inflammation caused by the release of chemical substances that are very essential for the immune systems. Apart from these indications, this medication can also be used in many other skin problems. 

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What is the mechanism of action of Cutivate Cream?

Since Fluticasone is the powerful corticosteroids, it works wonderful in the management of skin inflammation, redness and swelling. When you apply this medication on the skin lesion, it penetrates inside the skin cells and inhibits the release of inflammatory substances. Thus it decreases the associated symptoms of inflammation.

What are the indications of Cutivate cream?

Cutivate cream is indicated in the following skin conditions:

  • Eczema.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Seborrhoeic dermatiris.
  • Skin eruption with severe itching
  • Thickened itchy skin due to scratching and rubbing
  • Discoid lupus erythematous.
  • Intense reddening of the skin.
  • Infection due to insect bites and stinges.
  • Skin inflammation causes by allergies and irritation like contact dermatitis.

What are the contraindications of Cutivate cream?

This medication is not indicated in the following conditions:

  • In viral skin infection like shingles, herpes simplex, warts and chicken pox.
  • Infection due to bacterias like impetigo.
  • Infections caused by fungus.
  • Inflammation and rash around the mouth.
  • Itchy skin without any inflammation.
  • Acne rosacea.
  • Acne vulgaris.
  • Children below the age of 3 months.
  • In the patients who are allergic to any ingredient of the medication.

What are the drugs interaction associated to Cutivate cream?

If you are planning to use this medication, talk to your doctor. Inform about all the medications including herbal medicines, vitamins, minerals, and other skin medications, because, concomitant use of some drugs make the cream less effective.

You should always keep it in the mind that if you are using any other skin cream or moisturising, then you should keep a gap of application time. This is done to allow each product time to get absorbed in to the skin and to prevent them to mix with other medicine on the skin.

How should you use this medication?

Always wash your hand with a mild medicated soap before application of this medication. Apply a thin layer on the affected lesion of the skin, once or twice in a day. Wash your hand after every use unless your hands are also the area being treated. Always clean the skin to be treated before applying this medication. Do not cover the area with bandage or wrap without consulting with your doctor. Always wash your hands after each use. Care should be taken not to get the medication in your eyes, nose and mouth. If by chance, the medication gets into these areas, rinse with water. You should always use this medication only as per your doctor’s prescription. Inform your doctor if the condition worsens or is not improved within 2 weeks

What are the side effects associated with Cutivate cream?

The side effects of this medication are reported only in 1% of the people who are using this cream. The good thing is that the side effects of this medication can be managed and some of them go away with their own. However, some of the side effects of this medication are mentioned below:

Contact your doctor if you may catch some symptoms which become bothersome for you, like:

  • Itchy skin
  • Dry skin
  • Numbness of the finger

You may develop some rare, but serious symptoms during the course of this medication. To avoid the complication, discontinue the cream and inform your physician as early as possible.

  • Blisters containing pus which may affect the face, chest and upper back.
  • Inflamed elevations.
  • Blackheads.
  • Expansion of the surface of the blood vessels.
  • Infection of the hair follicles
  • Changes of the skin colour
  • Swelling, itching and dryness of the skin
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Formation of vesicles, yellow crusts and pustules on your skin

Serious side effects:

You should discontinue the medication and take emergency medical help if you develop the following symptoms, such as:

  • Allergic symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain or tightness of the chest, swelling of the throat and face, skin bumps, rash or lumps.

Note: This list is not complete. Some people using this medication may catch other symptom also. So, in case if you develop some unwanted problems during the course of this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

What is dosage of this medication?

Cutivate cream should be used in adults and the children of 3 months and above. Always use this medication according to the instruction of your health care provider. The recommended application is once or twice daily. This medication should not be used below the age of 3 months.

What are the precautions of this medication?

Before you start any dose of this medication, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication or under any other medication including herbal products, supplements, prescribed or non-prescribed medication. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. To avoid the complications, you can follow the precautions, such as:

  • If you need to apply this medication in a large area, then don’t forget to inform your doctor because too much Fluticasone is being absorbed in the bloodstream. Your doctor may advice you to have some medical tests before initiating any large dose.
  •  Caution should be taken not to enter the medication while using on your eyelids topically. Because this Fluticasone or Cutivate cream can cause glaucoma or irritation if it gets into the eyes.
  • Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Fluticasone.
  • If some skin infections like herpes, chicken pox, impetigo, ring worm or thrush occurs, discontinue this medication till the infections has been managed.
  • Discontinue the medication, if you catch any skin irritation and infection.
  • Careful supervision should be done by your doctor if you are using this medication for the treatment of Psoriasis.
  • Children catch the side effects more easily if the medication is applied on them in large amount that can cause severe complications. Smaller amount of this medication is well effective for the children. So always take advice from your doctor if you are using it on children.