fluticasone propionate (Cutivate) (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
SIDE EFFECTS WARNING: Prolonged use or application of topical steroids to large surface areas can depress the ability of the body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids. This occurs because some of the fluticasone propionate is absorbed into the body and shuts off the production of the naturally occurring corticosteroids.Abruptly stopping hydrocortisone in these individuals can cause symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
STORAGE: Fluticasone propionate topical preparations should be stored at room temperature between 15 C to 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
DRUG INTERACTIONS: No clinically significant drug-drug interactions concerning topical fluticasone propionate and other medications have been reported by the manufacturer.
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Fluticasone propionate should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential but unknown risk to the fetus.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether topical fluticasone can be excreted into human milk. Since many drugs are excreted into human milk topical fluticasone should be used cautiously in nursing mothers.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2015
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