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Cordran Tape

Generic Name: flurandrenolide topical (FLUR an DREN oh lide)
Brand Name: Cordran, Cordran SP, Cordran Tape

What is Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

Flurandrenolide is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Flurandrenolide topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Flurandrenolide topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Do not use flurandrenolide topical in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not apply to your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Plastic film covering (such as plastic wrap) is sometimes used when treating psoriasis. Follow your doctor's instructions.

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If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with flurandrenolide topical can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects.

Do not use this medication on a child without medical advice. Children are more likely to absorb large amounts of a topical steroid through the skin. Steroid absorption in children may cause unwanted side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use.

Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to flurandrenolide.

To make sure you can safely use flurandrenolide topical, tell your doctor if you have any type of skin infection.

Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Steroid medicines may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine. You may also need to adjust the dose of your diabetes medications.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether flurandrenolide topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether flurandrenolide topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not use this medication on a child without medical advice. Children are more likely to absorb large amounts of a topical steroid through the skin. Steroid absorption in children may cause unwanted side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.

How should I use Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.

Wash your hands before and after using flurandrenolide topical, unless you are using the medication to treat the skin on your hands.

Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin. Do not use this medication over a large area of skin. Do not use flurandrenolide topical on broken or infected skin. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds.

Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Plastic film covering (such as plastic wrap, plastic gloves, or a shower cap) is sometimes used to cover areas of psoriasis that are treated with flurandrenolide topical. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Avoid plastic covering over skin lesions that are oozing or draining pus or any type of fluid.

If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with flurandrenolide topical can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects.

Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection. It is important to use flurandrenolide topical regularly to get the most benefit.

If you are treating psoriasis, use the medication for at least a few days after the skin clears. Stopping too soon could cause a relapse.

If you use this medication long-term, your blood may need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle or tube tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

An overdose of flurandrenolide topical is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

What should I avoid while using Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

Do not use flurandrenolide topical to treat any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.

Do not apply to your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you to.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Avoid using other steroid medications on the areas you treat with flurandrenolide topical unless your doctor tells you to.

Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have signs of absorbing flurandrenolide topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;

  • headache, back ache, weakness, confusion, mood changes;

  • sleep problems (insomnia);

  • weight gain, puffiness in your face;

  • muscle weakness, feeling tired; or

  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin itching, burning, peeling, or dryness;

  • changes in color of treated skin;

  • thinning or softening of your skin;

  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth;

  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;

  • blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or

  • stretch marks.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide topical)?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied flurandrenolide topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about flurandrenolide topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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