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Composition for CUTIHYDE XL


food interaction for CUTIHYDE XL

alcohol interaction for CUTIHYDE XL

pregnancy interaction for CUTIHYDE XL

lactation interaction for CUTIHYDE XL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cutihyde xl cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Cutihyde xl cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Mometasone is used to treat used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also used to relieve symptoms of hay fever, allergies of nose and  nasal polyps (fleshy swelling inside the nose).

How it works

Mometasone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Acne, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Skin infection, Changes in skin color, Abscess, Itching, Skin irritation


Tretinoin is topically used to treat acne, smooth rough facial skin, reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration. It is also used to treat a type of blood problem called acute promyelocytic leukaemia (bone marrow malignancy with an excess of immature cell).

How it works

Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids’. It helps the skin renew itself and works by slowing the growth of certain types of diseased blood cells.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Acne, Darkening of skin, Facial swelling, Itching, Blisters on skin, Scaling, Skin redness, Tingling sensation, Infection, Allergic reaction


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Expert advice for CUTIHYDE XL

  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not use mometasone cream to treat diaper rash.

Frequently asked questions for CUTIHYDE XL


Q. Is mometasone a steroid drug?
Yes. Mometasone is a steroid drug.
Q. Is Mometasone available or sold over the counter?
No. Mometasone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is mometasone the same as hydrocortisone?
No. Mometasone and hydrocortisone are different drugs; although both are steroids.
Q. Is mometasone safe?
Yes. Mometasone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Does mometasone treat ringworm/acne/eczema?
Mometasone does not treat ringworm/acne or eczema. It only treats the symptoms of inflammation related to the above conditions.
Q. Does mometasone cause weight gain?
There is no evidence of mometasone causing weight gain. If you notice any such symptom, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does mometasone lighten skin?
Yes. Mometasone may lighten the area of skin which is darkened due to any infection.


Q. Is tretinoin a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids’. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Q. Is tretinoin safe/ tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years.
Q. Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/ lighten skin/ thin the skin/ work on wrinkles/ fade dark spots/clog pores/ cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it.
Q. Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor’s prescription.
Q. Does tretinoin stain clothes?
It may stain as it has a preservative in it.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)