What is it?
Fluticasone propionate is a medium potency corticosteroid used in anti-inflammatory and anti-itch medications. It may be administered as a nasal spray, oral inhaler, ointment and cream.
How can I avoid it?
There are many types of cortisone products. An allergy to fluticasone propionate does not mean you are allergic to all other forms of cortisones.
Skin contact with fluticasone propionate is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing fluticasone propionate should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. The most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis from fluticasone propionate is with cortisone products. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
You should alert your health care provider of this allergy so he does not prescribe this medication or cross-reacting medications. Your physician may wish to further study this allergy by testing to several corticosteroids so that you may use safer corticosteroids if necessary in the future.
As this is a product this is tested “as is” it may also contain propylene glycol, sorbitan sesquioleate, microcrystalline wax, and liquid paraffin.
- The topical medications are used an anti-inflammatory and anti-itch agents
- The nasal spray is used for allergic and non-allergic conditions that involve the nose
- The oral inhaler is used in asthmatics to suppress inflammation in the airways and reduce airway spasms
Other names for Fluticasone Propionate:
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
- Alclomethasone dipropionate
- Beclomethasone dipropionate
- Betamethasone 17-valerate
- Betamethasone dipropionate
- Clobetasol propionate
- Clobetasone butyrate
- Dexamethasone acetate
- Dexamethasone sodium phosphate
- Diflorasone diacetate
- Flumethasone pivalate
- Fluocortin butyl
- Fluocortolone caprylate
- Fluocortolone pivalate
- Fluprednidene acetate
- Fluticasone propionate
- Mometasone furoate