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Cutivate cream (0.05%) and Cutivate ointment (0.005%) each contain fluticasone propionate [(6a,11b,16a,17a)-6,9,-difluoro-11-hydroxy-16-methyl-3-oxo-17-(1-oxopropoxy)androsta-1,4-diene-17-carbothioic acid, S-fluoromethyl ester], a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid, for topical dermatologic use. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.

Chemically, fluticasone propionate is C25H31F3O5S.

Fluticasone propionate has a molecular weight of 500.6. It is a white to off-white powder and is insoluble in water.

Cream: Each gram of Cutivate cream contains fluticasone propionate 0.5 mg in a base of propylene glycol, mineral oil, cetostearyl alcohol, Ceteth-20, isopropyl myristate, dibasic sodium phosphate, citric acid, purified water, and imidurea as preservative.

Ointment: Each gram of Cutivate ointment contains fluticasone propionate 0.05 mg in a base of propylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate, microcrystalline wax, and liquid paraffin.


CATEGORIES: Dermatosis, corticosteroid-responsive; Rhinitis, perennial allergic; Rhinitis, seasonal allergic; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Class 1C ("Little or No Therapeutic Advantage"); FDA Approved 1990 Dec; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Corticosteroids-Inhalation/Nasal; Topical Steroids


BRAND NAMES: Atemur Mite; Cutivate; Flixonase; Flixonase Nasal Spray; Flixotide; Flixotide Disk; Flixotide Disks; Flixotide Inhaler; Flonase; Flonase Aq; Flovent; Flunase; Flutide; Flutivate; Zoflut
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Atemur Mite (Germany)
Flixonase (Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bulgaria; Colombia; Costa-Rica; Curacao; Czech-Republic; Denmark; Dominican-Republic; El-Salvador; England; Finland; France; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Hong-Kong; Hungary; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherland-Antilles; Netherlands; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Puerto-Rico; Russia; Surinam; Taiwan; Thailand; Trinidad; Turkey)
Flixonase Nasal Spray (New-Zealand)
Flixotide (Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bulgaria; Curacao; Czech-Republic; Denmark; England; Finland; France; Guyana; Hong-Kong; Hungary; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Korea; Mexico; Netherland-Antilles; Netherlands; Peru; Philippines; Puerto-Rico; Russia; South-Africa; Surinam; Taiwan; Thailand; Trinidad; Turkey)
Flixotide Disk (New-Zealand)
Flixotide Disks (Australia)
Flixotide Inhaler (Australia)
Flutide (Germany; Japan)
Flutivate (Germany; Norway)

COST OF THERAPY: $262.80 (Rhinitis; Flovent Aerosol; 110 mcg; 2/day; 365 days)

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