fluticasone topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Cutivate)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cutivate)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
An overdose of fluticasone topical is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using fluticasone topical (Cutivate)?
Do not use fluticasone topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Do not use this medication to treat skin conditions around your mouth, rectum, or genital areas. Do not apply to your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid using other steroid medications on the areas you treat with fluticasone topical unless you doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect fluticasone topical (Cutivate)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied fluticasone topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fluticasone topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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