flurandrenolide (topical tape), Cordran (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the tape. Measure the proper amount of tape to be used. Tape should always be cut, never torn. Apply the tape to the skin and press on the tape to keep it in place. Remove the tape after 12 hours and replace with fresh tape unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Do not use other bandages or cover/wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact with the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid applying this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, remove the tape and rinse with plenty of water.Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use more tape than prescribed, apply more often, or use for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but your risk of side effects may be increased.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness of the skin may occur when the tape is first applied to the skin. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, too much hair growth, hair bumps (folliculitis).Skin infections can become worse when using this medication. Notify your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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