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Precautions and Warnings With Flurandrenolide Tape

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any allergies, tell your healthcare provider before using flurandrenolide tape. Other precautions and warnings involve the potential for drug interactions and serious side effects. For instance, using this medicine for long periods may suppress your body's ability to make its own natural steroids.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using flurandrenolide tape (Cordran® Tape) if you:
 
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Flurandrenolide Tape Precautions and Warnings

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of when using this product include the following:
 
  • Flurandrenolide tape is a highly potent steroid, and, therefore, is more likely to cause serious side effects, compared with less potent steroids.
     
  • Like all steroids, flurandrenolide tape may slow down the growth rate of children and teenagers. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you are concerned about this. In general, children may be more susceptible to side effects of steroids. Close monitoring is necessary for any child receiving long-term steroids.
     
  • If you develop a skin infection while using this product, you will need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or antifungal medications. If the infection does not clear up, you may need to stop using flurandrenolide tape.
     
  • Steroids can cause serious side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or injected steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids like flurandrenolide tape. The more you apply and the longer you use the drug, the more likely these problems are to occur.
     
  • If you use this medication for an extended period, be sure to watch for any signs of Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids), such as:
     
    • A rounded face
    • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
    • High blood sugar. 
Let your healthcare provider know if you think you have signs of this problem. 
  • Flurandrenolide tape can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. Usually, this happens when large doses are used over a long period, which is not recommended. In such circumstances, this medicine should be stopped slowly to give your body a chance to begin making natural steroids again. If this is not feasible, you might need to be given an oral steroid for a while, after which you will be slowly weaned off it.
     
  • Flurandrenolide tape can potentially react with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Flurandrenolide Tape).
     
  • This product is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Cordran Tape and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is unknown if flurandrenolide (the active ingredient in flurandrenolide tape) passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider before starting treatment (see Cordran Tape and Breastfeeding).
     

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