What is this medicine?
FLURANDRENOLIDE (flure an DREN oh lide) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Remove tape from the package and cut (never tear) a piece of tape slightly larger than the area that is to be covered. Round off the tape corners before application. Pull white paper away from the transparent tape. Apply the tape to the affected areas that are clean and dry. Press tape into place while keeping the skin smooth. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Elderly patients are more likely to have damaged skin through aging, and this may increase side effects. This medicine should only be used for short periods and infrequently in older patients.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
burning or itching of the skin
dark red spots on the skin
lack of healing of skin condition
painful, red, pus-filled blisters in hair follicles
thinning of the skin, sunburn more likely especially on the face
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
dry skin, irritation
unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
any active infection
large areas of burned or damaged skin
peripheral vascular disease
skin wasting or thinning
an unusual or allergic reaction to flurandrenolide, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve within one week. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
July 17, 2018