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Last updated on 03/08/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Fluticasone propionate
CHINESE NAME: 丙酸氟替卡松
BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Cutivate 克廷膚
DRUG CLASS: Corticosteroids
SUB CLASS: Glucocorticoids
USED FOR: Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, Eczema
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 0.05% (cream)
What is Fluticasone propionate for?
Fluticasone propionate belongs to a class of medications called glucocorticoids. It is indicated for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and eczema.
How to use it?
Fluticasone propionate can be applied topically on skin as cream.
Apply a thin film to the affected area once or twice daily.
For other corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses:
Apply a thin film to the affected area twice daily.
What are the side effects of Fluticasone propionate?
Common side effects of Fluticasone propionate include irritation, burning, pruritus, dryness, and stinging.
Who should not take Fluticasone propionate?
People who are allergic to Fluticasone or any component of the formulation.
– Wash hands before and after use.
– Clean and dry the affected skin well before use.
– Avoid contacts with eyes, face, axillae, or groin.
– Avoid covering with bandages, wraps, or occlusive dressing unless directed otherwise by healthcare providers.
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Fluticasone propionate may interact with:
– Topical antifungals, e.g. Ketoconazole, Itraconazole
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Fluticasone propionate in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Fluticasone propionate is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Fluticasone propionate in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.