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Flurandrenolide Tape

How Does It Work?

Flurandrenolide tape belongs to a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid," for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Flurandrenolide tape works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 
Although it is technically an inactive component, the tape actually serves a very important purpose. It makes the steroid more effective and provides a barrier to protect and moisturize the skin.
 

When and How to Use Flurandrenolide Tape

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with flurandrenolide tape include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) twice a day, although in some cases applying it once a day will work.
     
  • Gently clean the skin and thoroughly dry it before applying the tape. If you need to shower or bathe, do so before applying the drug.
     
  • Flurandrenolide tape will stick better if you can remove as much hair as possible by shaving or clipping the hair.
     
  • Cut -- do not tear -- a piece of tape slightly larger than the area to be treated, round off the corners, and apply to the skin.
     
  • If the edges loosen during the day, you may trim the loose parts and replace with fresh tape.
     
  • Between applications, cleanse the skin and allow the area to dry and "breathe" for one hour before the next application.
     
  • For flurandrenolide tape to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
     

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