Cordran SP (Generic Flurandrenolide Topical)
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Why is this medication prescribed?
Flurandrenolide topical is used to treat a variety of skin diseases, including psoriasis (a skin ailment in which red, scaly patches appear on some sections of the body) and eczema, for their associated itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and pain (a skin disease that causes the skin to be dry and itchy and to sometimes develop red, scaly rashes). The drug flurandrenolide belongs to the corticosteroid drug class. It reduces swelling, redness, and itching by causing natural chemicals in the skin to become active.
How should this medicine be used?
For application to the skin, flurandrenolide is available as cream, lotion, and ointments in a range of strengths. It is also available as tape, which can be used as a dressing on the skin. The flurandrenolide cream, lotion, and ointment are typically administered twice or three times daily. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any instructions on your prescription label that you are unsure about following. Follow the flurandrenolide directions exactly. Use it only as directed by your doctor, neither more nor less often. Unless your doctor instructs you to, avoid using it on other parts of your body or to treat other skin disorders.
The initial two weeks of your treatment should see an improvement in your skin’s state. If your symptoms do not get better during this period, call your doctor.
Use a tiny amount of ointment, cream, or lotion with a thin film and carefully rub it in to use flurandrenolide topical.
Only the skin should be used to apply this medication. Avoid getting flurandrenolide topical in your mouth or eyes, and avoid swallowing it. Unless specifically instructed by your doctor, avoid using it on the face, in genital and rectal areas, as well as in skin folds and armpits.
Avoid using plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers when applying flurandrenolide on a child’s diaper area. Such use could exacerbate negative effects.
Without first consulting your doctor, avoid using any other skin creams or preparations on the treated region.
Only bandage or wrap the treated area if your doctor instructs you to. Such use could exacerbate negative effects.
If your doctor instructs you to use flurandrenolide tape, abide by these guidelines as well as any additional instructions provided with the drug:
- Remove any scales and crusts by gently cleaning the afflicted region with water and germicidal soap (consult your pharmacist for a soap recommendation). Dry off your skin completely.
- For the tape to cling nicely to your skin and for easy removal, trim or shave the hair in the area.
- A strip of tape should be cut, with the corners rounded, but not torn, to be somewhat larger than the treatment area. Taking off the white paper from the tape will reveal the treated surface. Keep the tape from adhering to itself. Smooth your skin while applying pressure to the tape.
- As instructed on your prescription label, replace the tape. Before putting on new tape, take off the old tape, bathe your skin, and let it dry for an hour.
- Trim the ends of the tape and apply fresh tape if they become loose before it is time to replace it.
Other uses for this medicine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using flurandrenolide,
- If you have an allergy to flurandrenolide, any other drugs, or any of the substances in topical flurandrenolide products, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away. Get a list of the components from your pharmacist.
- Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements you are currently taking or intend to take. Provide the following information: more topical treatments and additional corticosteroid medications.
- If you have diabetes or have ever had Cushing’s syndrome, let your doctor know (an abnormal condition that is caused by excess hormones [corticosteroids]).
- If you are breastfeeding a child or intend to become pregnant, let your doctor know. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking flurandrenolide.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
As soon as you realise you missed a dose, administer it. If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. Applying a second dose to make up for a missed one is not advised.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Side effects from flurandrenolide are possible. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:
- Skin that is burning, stinging, drying out, or cracking
- Rash or little red pimples around the mouth
- Tiny skin lumps that are either white or red
- Alteration in skin tone
- Development of unwanted hair
- Skin blemishes or shine
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Severely itchy skin
- Skin infection symptoms such as edoema, pus, redness, or swelling where you used flurandrenolide
- Irritation where the flurandrenolide tape was applied
- Skin ulcers
Children who use topical flurandrenolide may be more likely to experience adverse effects, such as reduced growth and delayed weight gain. The dangers of applying this medication to your child’s skin should be discussed with your child’s doctor.
Further negative effects of flurandrenolide topical usage are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Keep it away from excessive heat and moisture at room temperature (not in the bathroom). Avoid freezing it.
Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medications website at http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p for additional information.
Although many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning. http://www.upandaway.org
In case of emergency/overdose
Call 1-800-222-1222 to contact your local poison control centre if someone ingests flurandrenolide topical. Dial 911 to reach the nearest emergency services if the sufferer has collapsed or has stopped breathing.
What other information should I know?
Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.
Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.
You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.
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