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Flurandrenolide Tape Side Effects

Common Side Effects

For many medications, especially newly approved medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including flurandrenolide tape, provides only relatively vague side effect information.
Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how frequently side effects occur. The side effects listed in the prescribing information for flurandrenolide tape are actually just side effects of steroids in general, not necessarily for flurandrenolide tape specifically.
Common side effects of all topical steroids include but are not limited to:
  • Drying
  • Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin (much like skin that is constantly wet)
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
Given the nature of the medication, drying is probably not common with flurandrenolide tape, since the tape serves as a barrier to hold moisture in the skin.

Long-Term Flurandrenolide Tape Side Effects

Using steroids for a long time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use flurandrenolide tape over a large area of the body for a long period, and might include:
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
Keep in mind that such problems are much more common with systemic steroids (taken by mouth or injection) and are probably relatively rare with flurandrenolide tape.

Flurandrenolide Tape Information

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