Health Guide

Flurandrenolide (On the skin)

Flurandrenolide (flur-an-DREN-oh-lide)

Relieves redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Flurandrenolide tape is used for dry and scaling skin lesions. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

Brand Name(s):

Cordran, Cordran Tape

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to flurandrenolide. Do not use the tape for moist lesions or in an area where the skin folds together (such as between the fingers).

How to Use This Medicine:

Cream, Lotion, Ointment, Tape

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • Use this medicine only on your skin. Rinse it off right away if it gets on a cut or scrape. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you use this medicine.
  • Do not use the lotion on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • To use the cream, lotion, or ointment:
    • Shake the lotion well before using.
    • Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
    • With the lotion, protect the skin from water, clothing, or anything that causes rubbing until the medicine has dried.
    • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor.
    • Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor. If the medicine is applied to the diaper area of an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless directed to do so by your doctor.
    • If your doctor ordered an occlusive dressing or airtight covering to be applied over the medicine, make sure you know how to apply it. Occlusive dressings increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin, so use them only as directed. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
  • To use the tape:
    • Gently clean and wash the affected area with soap and water.
    • Shave or clip the hair in the affected area to allow good application on the skin and comfortable removal of the tape.
    • If you bathe or shower before applying this medicine, make sure that the area to be covered is completely dry.
    • Measure and cut the tape to be used on the affected area. Do not tear or break the tape.
    • Pull the white paper from the transparent tape. Be careful that the tape does not stick to itself.
    • Apply and press the tape gently on the skin.
    • Replace the tape every 12 hours, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Clean and wash the skin. Allow it to dry for 1 hour before applying a new tape.
  • Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

If a dose is missed:

  • Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor how to dispose of the medicine container and any leftover or expired medicine.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not put cosmetics or skin care products on the treated skin.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, increased pressure in the head, skin infections or problems, or an adrenal problem called Cushing's syndrome.
  • Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater for children and patients who use large amounts for a long time. Talk to your doctor right away if you or your child have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: blurred vision; dizziness or fainting; a fast, uneven, or pounding heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; irritability; or unusual tiredness or weakness.
  • Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you or your child have a skin rash, burning, stinging, swelling, or irritation on the skin.
  • You should not use this medicine for your child without a doctor's approval.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
  • Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Itching, flaking, or dryness of the treated skin area.
  • Severe burning, pain, redness, swelling, or irritation of the treated skin areas.
  • Symptoms of skin infection such as redness, swelling, drainage, or pus.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Acne or tiny pimples on the skin.
  • Changes in the color of the treated skin.
  • Excessive hair growth.
  • Itching and redness around your lips.
  • Mild burning, dryness, irritation, redness, or itching.
  • Raised spots on the skin.
  • Thinning of the skin or bruising.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 7/4/2018
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