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Cordran Tape Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide) is a topical steroid available in generic form. Cordran Tape prescribed to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. Cordran tape is a corticosteroid and reduces the itching, redness, and swelling that may occur with these skin conditions.. Side effects of Cordran may include but are not limited to burning, itching, dryness, redness of the skin, and irritation. Serious side effects may occur. Read the warnings, precautions, and side effects prior to taking this medication.
Cordran tape contains 4 micrograms of flurandrenolide per square cm. Do not use Cordran tape on the underamrs, face, or groin unless directed to do so by your doctor. Wash and dry the hands before and after placing Cordron tape. Replacement of the tape every 12 hours produces the lowest incidence of adverse reactions. Drug interactions may occur with Cordran tape. Women who are pregnant should only use Cordran tape if the potential benefits outweight the potential risk to the fetus. Corticosteroids should not be used extensively in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Use in the pediatric population requires care as children adsorb more drug than adults; endocrine problems are possible serious side effects.
Our Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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.
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Cordran Tape in Detail - Patient Information: 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.
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Cordran Tape Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
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What is Prescribing information?
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Cordran Tape FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:
Allergic contact dermatitis
The following may occur more frequently with occlusive dressings:
Maceration of the skin
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cordran Tape (Flurandrenolide Tape) »
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