Cordran Tape

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 11/3/2021
Cordran Tape Side Effects Center

What Is Cordran Tape?

Cordran Tape (flurandrenolide) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash, to reduce the itching, redness, and swelling that may occur with these skin conditions. Cordran Tape is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Cordran Tape?

Side effects of Cordran Tape include application site skin reactions such as:

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • dryness,
  • redness,
  • irritation,
  • peeling,
  • 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,
  • crusting of treated skin, or
  • stretch marks

Dosage for Cordran Tape

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Cordran Tape?

Drug interactions may occur with Cordran tape.

Cordran Tape During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin;
  • increased hair growth;
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin;
  • rash, pimples; or
  • changes in color of treated skin.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cordran Tape (Flurandrenolide Tape)


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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:

Acneform eruptions
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis

The following may occur more frequently with occlusive dressings:

Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cordran Tape (Flurandrenolide Tape)

© Cordran Tape Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cordran Tape Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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