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Flurandrenolide Description

Flurandrenolide Description


Pronunciation : (flure an dren' oh lide)

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Why it is prescribed: Flurandrenolide is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.

When it is to be taken: Flurandrenolide is used two or three times a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully.

How it should be taken:
Flurandrenolide comes in the form of ointment, cream, and lotion in various strengths for use on the skin. It also comes in tape to be applied to the skin as a dressing.
1) Wash the affected area thoroughly. Then apply the ointment, cream or lotion sparingly in a thin film and rub it in gently. Then apply another thin film.
2) Cover the area with thin plastic wrap and attach the plastic with adhesive tape to normal skin adjacent to the treated area or hold the plastic in place with an elastic or gauze bandage.
3) Wash the area each time you apply the medication. If the area is moist, you can leave the edges of the plastic wrap partly unsealed or puncture the plastic wrap to allow excess moisture to escape.
4) If your skin is dry, you can soak the area briefly before applying the medication and place a damp cloth on the area before covering it with plastic.
5) If the treated area is the scalp, fingers, or hands, you can use a tight plastic shower cap for your scalp and gloves for your fingers and hands rather than plastic wrap. Ask your doctor for specific instructions.
6) If you are using flurandrenolide on your face, keep it away from your eyes.
If you are to use the tape, follow these steps and the special instructions that accompany this medication:
1) Gently clean the affected area with germicidal soap and water, removing any scales and crusts. Dry your skin thoroughly. Shave or clip the hair in the area to allow the tape to adhere well to your skin and for comfortable removal.
2) Cut a piece of tape slightly larger than the treatment area and round off the corners.
3) Remove the white paper from the tape, exposing the medicated surface. Do not let the tape stick to itself. Keeping your skin smooth, press the tape in place.
Replace the tape as instructed on your prescription label. Remove the old tape, wash your skin, and allow the area to dry for one hour before applying fresh tape. If the ends of the tape loosen before it is time to replace it, trim off the ends and replace them with new tape. If irritation or infection develops, contact your doctor. Do not use the tape if your skin is oozing; contact your doctor.

Special Instruction :
1. Use flurandrenolide exactly as prescribed. Do not apply it to other areas of your body, and do not bandage or wrap the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
2. Do not apply it more frequently than as stated on your prescription label, and do not use it for a longer period than as instructed by your doctor.
3. Do not apply cosmetics, lotions, or other skin preparations to the treated area without consulting your doctor.
4. If you use this medication on a child's diaper area, do not place tightly fitting diapers or plastic pants on the child; they can increase drug absorption through the skin, which can decrease growth.
5. If your skin problem continues or worsens or if the treated area gets infected or oozes puss, contact your doctor.
6. Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it and apply any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Side Effects : Although side effects from flurandrenolide are not common, they can occur. Itching, burning, irritation, skin infection. Contact your doctor.

Other Precautions :
1. If you have an infection, inform your doctor before using this medication.
2. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should tell their doctors before using flurandrenolide.
3. Discard any unused medication after your treatment course is completed.
4. Do not use this drug to treat other skin problems.
5. Do not allow anyone else to use this medication without a prescription, especially children. Children are more sensitive to the drug than are adults, and another person's skin problem may be very different from yours.

Storage Conditions :
1. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
2. Store the cream, lotion, or ointment at room temperature and away from light.
3. Do not allow it to freeze.
4. Keep the container tightly closed.
5. Store the tape at room temperature.

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