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What is Cutivate?

Cutivate is a Psoriasis Treatment medication that belongs to a group of medications known as corticosteroids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect when used topically. Cutivate (Fluticasone) propionate is a powerful corticosteroid that applied to the skin treats a wide variety of inflammatory skin diseases. It is used to relieve inflamed, red, and itchy skin in numerous skin problems that are not caused by microorganisms and that respond to corticosteroids.

Cutivate ingredients include fluticasone propionate 0.05 g. As excipients, it contains liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, Cetearyl alcohol, cetomacrogol 1000, propylene glycol, imidurea, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, citric acid monohydrate, and purified water.

How does it work?

Topical corticosteroids possess anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictors. They act as anti-inflammatory agents through multiple mechanisms to inhibit reactions late-phase allergies, including decreasing mast cell density, decreasing the chemotaxis and activation of eosinophils, decrease the production of cytokines in lymphocytes, monocytes, mast cells, and eosinophils, and inhibit arachidonic acid metabolism.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Cutivate Cream is a powerful topical skin irritation treatment corticosteroid indicated for the relief of manifestations. Inflammatory and pruritic diseases of dermatoses that respond to corticosteroids, Cutivate uses include treatment for the following symptoms:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Nummular dermatitis (discoid eczema)
  • Nodular prurigo
  • Psoriasis (excluding disseminated plaque psoriasis)
  • Chronic lichen simplex (neurodermatitis) and lichen planus
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Irritant or allergic contact
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • As an adjunct to systemic corticosteroid therapy in erythroderma
  • Reactions to insect bites

How do I use it?

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist again.

For adults and children from 1 year of age, apply a thin layer of Cutivate to the affected area of the skin once or twice a day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Your doctor may reduce the number of applications or prescribe a less powerful corticosteroid as your condition improves. Consult your doctor for the duration of treatment. In some diseases (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis ...) it is not recommended to stop the treatment abruptly. You should gradually reduce the number of applications. Follow exactly the instructions indicated by your doctor.

If the symptoms appear again after recovery, the doctor will indicate the appropriate dose for you.

Instructions for use:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Apply a thin layer of cream and carefully spread until completely absorbed. Use only enough cream to cover the entire affected area.
  3. Wash your hands, unless the cream is used for treating hands.
  4. If you are using an emollient (moisturizer) allow time for Cutivate to absorb after each application before applying.
  5. This medicine should not be used every day for more than four weeks.

Its dosage

In adults and children from 1 year of age, apply a thin layer of Cutivate, massaging gently and using only the amount of cream necessary to cover the affected area. Apply the cream once or twice a day, for a maximum of 4 weeks until improvement occurs, then reduce the frequency of application or change the treatment to a less powerful corticosteroid. Allow sufficient time for the absorption of the medicine after each application before applying an emollient. If the condition worsens or does not improve within 2 - 4 weeks, treatment and diagnosis should be reevaluated.

Pediatric population

When Cutivate is used for treatment in children if no improvement is seen after 7–14 days from the start of treatment, treatment should be discontinued and the child reevaluated. Once the disease has been controlled (usually between 7-14 days), the frequency of application should be reduced to the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.

Elderly patients

Clinical studies have not identified differences in responses between elderly and younger patients. The increased frequency of decreased liver or kidney function in the elderly may delay the elimination of systemic absorption. Therefore, the minimum amount of medication should be used for the shortest possible time to achieve the desired clinical benefit.

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

You can experience side effects on your skin, as well as other parts of your body if a sufficient amount of the drug is absorbed through your skin and enters the bloodstream.

If your skin condition worsens or your skin swells during treatment, you could be allergic to the medicine, have an infection, or need other treatment. In this case:

Stop using the medicine and see your doctor as soon as possible. Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Itching (pruritus).

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • Local burning

Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

  • Weight
  • Moon face/rounding of the
  • Obesity
  • Thinning of the skin that can cause stretch marks.
  • Appearance and dilation of blood vessels under the surface of your skin.
  • Changes in the color of your skin (paleness).
  • Increased body hair.
  • Opportunistic infections. These infections appear more frequently when Cutivate is covered by a bandage or applied to the skin folds.
  • Hypersensitivity

Other very rare skin reactions that can occur are:

  • Allergic reactions at the application site.
  • Worsening disease
  • Redness
  • Rash or hives
  • If you have psoriasis you may have pus pustules under your skin. This can occur very rarely during or after treatment and is known as pustular psoriasis
  • Skin infections

The following symptoms may also occur in children:

  • Delayed weight gain
  • Slow growth

Very rare side effects that may show up in blood tests or when your doctor performs a medical exam:

  • A decreased blood level of the hormone cortisol
  • Increased blood and urine sugar levels.
  • Elevation of blood pressure.
  • Cloudy eyes (cataracts).
  • Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma).
  • Weakening of the bones due to the gradual loss of minerals (osteoporosis). Additional tests may be necessary after your medical exam to confirm if you have this condition.

Buying Cutivate online.

You can buy Cutivate cream online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy Cutivate online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.

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