1 What is Cordran?

Brand: Cordran, Cordran SP, and Cordran Tape

Generic: Flurandrenolide

Brand name:

Cordran, Cordran SP, and Cordran Tape.

Flurandrenolide is a corticosteroid used in treating skin inflammation and itching caused by various skin conditions.

On the other hand, flurandrenolide tape is indicated for dry and scaly skin lesions. It can also be used for other conditions as determined by your physician. You can only purchase this medication with a physician’s prescription. The forms available on the market include lotions, ointments, creams, and tapes.

2 What to Know Before Using

Make sure you discuss the risks and benefits involved in using flurandrenolide with your physician. There are several factors to consider before starting treatment.

  • Do not use this topical medication if you are allergic to flurandrenolide or any of its ingredients.
  • Inform your healthcare professional if you have any other allergy to food dyes, preservatives, drugs, and/or animals.
  • Flurandrenolide is to be used with caution in treating children. A child’s skin can absorb large amounts of this medication which in turn can lead to side effects.
  • Always follow your physician’s instructions.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, dietary supplement, herbal preparations, and prednisone or similar medications.
  • Flurandrenolide can also interact with alcohol and tobacco, so discuss this with your doctor if you have any concerns.
  • Medical problems may also increase or decrease the effectiveness of this medication. Talk to your doctor if you have Cushing's syndrome, diabetes, intracranial hypertension, skin infection at or near the site of application, moist lesions, and breaks or injuries in the skin.

3 Proper Usage

Use Flurandrenolide according to your physician’s instructions. Follow the proper dosage and timing. This medication is only used topically. Do not ingest it or use it on wounds.

If it gets into these areas and your eyes, rinse it off with water. If you have other skin conditions, talk to your doctor before you use flurandrenolide for that. Only use it for the condition your doctor is treating. This medication is not used to treat skin infections and burns. Flurandrenolide tape should not be applied to skin folds like those found between the fingers.

Always have clean hands when you apply the cream, lotion or ointment. For instructions on proper application, you can ask your doctor to teach you.

Dosing and timing differ for each individual. It depends on the skin condition being treated. Generally, for topical forms like creams, lotions, and ointments, it is to be applied 3 times a day in adults. For flurandrenolide tape, it is to be applied to the affected area every 12 hours in adults.

In children, for the topical and tape forms, the timing and dose are to be determined by the physician. If you forget to apply flurandrenolide, do it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s close to the next dose, skip it and go back to your regular timing. Double dosing is not recommended.

Store flurandrenolide at room temperature and away from children’s reach. Dispose expired medications properly. Talk to a healthcare professional on how to do this.

4 Precautions To Take

Consistently go to your doctor’s appointments. This way he or she can monitor your condition and progress. Blood and urine tests may also be ordered to assess for any unwanted effects.

See your physician as soon as possible if your or your child’s symptoms do not go away or become worse. Before you use any other skin medication or cleanser, discuss this with your doctor first. Children are more at risk of toxicity. You can also be at a higher risk if you use this medication for a long time.

Watch out for the following symptoms and call your physician immediately: dizziness or fainting; a fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat; increased thirst or urination; irritability; blurred vision; or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Stop using flurandrenolide is you or your child experiences rashes, burning, swelling, stinging, or irritation on the skin. It is also important to not use cosmetics and other skin care products on the affected area.

5 Potential Side Effects

Aside from the desired effects, flurandrenolide also has unwanted effects. People may experience different kinds of side effects but the common ones include dryness and itching.

However, if you experience unusual weight gain, muscle weakness, skin discoloration, inflamed hair follicles, acne-like rash, severe allergic reactions, excessive hair growth, inflammation around the mouth, burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using flurandrenolide cream, seek medical attention immediately.

Also, watch out for signs and symptoms of overdose. These could include muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face; and increased thirst or urination.

If you experience symptoms that are not found here, talk to your physician as soon as you can. If you have other concerns about flurandrenolide, get in touch with your healthcare professional.