FAQs ABOUT FLUTIVATE OINTMENT
What is FLUTIVATE OINTMENT and why is it prescribed?
FLUTIVATE OINTMENT contains Fluticasone Furoate which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids). It is used to treat inflamed skin, redness and itching in several skin problems not caused by germs and responsive to corticosteroids such as eczema, dermatitis, or insect bites.
Is FLUTIVATE OINTMENT a steroid?
Yes, FLUTIVATE OINTMENT is corticosteroid which vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels) and has an anti-inflammatory activity. It directly decreases the cells that cause inflammation such as eosinophils, monocytes, mast cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. Therefore, helping in reducing the inflammation and redness.
What other precautions should be taken while using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT?
Before applying FLUTIVATE OINTMENT tell your doctor if you have previously had an allergic reaction with another steroid, been applying the ointment under an airtight dressing, including a child’s nappy, been applying the ointment on broken or damaged skin or within skin folds, been applying to a large surface area. Contact your doctor before using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT.
Can FLUTIVATE OINTMENT be applied on face?
You should only apply FLUTIVATE OINTMENT to your face if your doctor tells you to. FLUTIVATE OINTMENT should not be used for too long as the skin on your face thins easily. Do not let the ointment get into your eyes as cataracts or glaucoma may be caused if the ointment repeatedly enters the eye. Contact your doctor before using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT.
Can I stop using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT on my own if I start to feel better?
Do not stop using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT until and unless your doctor asks you to. It is important that FLUTIVATE OINTMENT is not stopped suddenly as this may relapse your present condition or make it worse. Ask for your doctor’s advice if you wish to discontinue using FLUTIVATE OINTMENT.