Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune

CutivateAlternatives

(fluticasone)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune
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These medications are comparable to Cutivate (fluticasone) or used for similar purposes.

Cutivate
(fluticasone)

Triderm
(triamcinolone)

Calms down skin inflammation. Cutivate (Fluticasone) works well for itchy, red skin, but over time steroids can make your skin thin and prone to infections.Calms down skin inflammation. Triderm (Triamcinolone) works well for itchy, red skin, but over time steroids can make your skin thin and prone to infections.
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Reviews for Cutivate (fluticasone)
59%
of people (All ages) say Cutivate (fluticasone) is worth it
32%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
CutivateTriderm
  • Any side effect 4%
  • Itching 3%
  • Facial telangiectasia 5%
  • Burning 3%
  • Dusky erythema 2%
  • Erythematous rash 2%
  • Non-facial telangiectasia 2%
  • Hives 2%
  • Skin irritation 3%
  • Exacerbation of eczema 1%
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The Triderm FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
CutivateTriderm
Cutivate (Fluticasone) is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It reduces redness, itching, and swelling caused by inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.Triderm (Triamcinolone) is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It reduces redness, itching, and swelling caused by inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Type of medication
CutivateTriderm
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
CutivateTriderm
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Lotion
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Spray
Used for
CutivateTriderm
Risk factors for serious side effects
CutivateTriderm
  • Using bandages that restrict airflow and using over a wide area of the skin for a long time
Detailed Cutivate (fluticasone) risks & warnings »
  • Using bandages that restrict airflow and using over a wide area of the skin for a long time
Detailed Triderm (triamcinolone) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Kidneys and liver
CutivateTriderm
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you are using Cutivate (Fluticasone), especially over a wide area of the skin for a long time and if you're using bandages that prevent airflow over the area. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Use this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you are using Triderm (Triamcinolone), especially over a wide area of the skin for a long time and if you're using bandages that prevent airflow over the area.. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Use this medication exactly how your doctor tells you to.
Upsides and benefits
CutivateTriderm
  • Effective at treating the itchiness and redness of rashes and skin irritation.
  • Available in generic.
  • Can be used with other medications if there is a skin infection.
  • Effective at treating the itchiness and redness of rashes and skin irritation.
  • Available in generic.
  • Can be used with other medications if there is a skin infection.
Downsides and risks
CutivateTriderm
  • Can slow down wound healing.
  • Because it's a steroid, it can thin healthy skin and make it more susceptible to infections or cuts.
  • Can slow down wound healing.
  • Because it's a steroid, it can thin healthy skin and make it more susceptible to infections or cuts.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
CutivateTriderm
  • Don't use bandages that restrict airflow over the area where you apply the medication (unless your doctor tells you to).
  • Can slow down skin healing.
  • Wash and dry the area before using the medication, and wash and dry your hands before and after you apply the medication.
  • Don't use on skin that's been cut or bleeding.
  • Avoid using near your face, underarms, or groin unless told to by your doctor.
  • Don't use bandages that restrict airflow over the area where you apply the medication unless told to by your doctor.
  • Can slow down skin healing.
  • Wash and dry the area before using the medication, and wash and dry your hands before and after you apply the medication.
  • If you're using a cream or ointment to treat an infection in the same area, apply that first before using Triamcinolone.
  • Avoid using near your face, underarms or groin unless told to by your doctor.
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