(flure an dren' oh lide)
WHY is this medicine prescribed?
Flurandrenolide is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
HOW should this medicine be used?
Flurandrenolide comes in 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. It usually is applied two or three times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use flurandrenololide exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply it to other areas of your body or wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash or soak the affected area thoroughly before applying the medicine, unless it irritates the skin. Then apply the ointment, cream, or lotion sparingly in a thin film and rub it in gently.
To use the lotion on your scalp, part your hair, apply a small amount of the medicine on the affected area and rub it in gently. Protect the area from washing and rubbing until the lotion dries. You may wash your hair as usual but not right after applying the medicine.
Avoid prolonged use on the face, in the genital and rectal areas, and in skin creases and armpits unless directed by your doctor.
If you are using flurandrenolide on your face, keep it out of your eyes.
If you are using flurandrenolide on a child's diaper area, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. Such use may increase side effects.
Do not apply cosmetics or other skin preparations on the treated area without talking with your doctor.
If your doctor directs you to use flurandrenolide tape, follow these steps and the special instructions that accompany this medication:
If your doctor tells you to wrap or bandage the treated area, follow these instructions:
What SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS should I follow?
Before using flurandrenolide,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to flurandrenolide or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially cancer chemotherapy agents, other topical medications, and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have an infection or have ever had diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, a circulation disorder, or an immune disorder.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using flurandrenolide, call your doctor immediately.
What should I do IF I FORGET to take a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What SIDE EFFECTS can this medicine cause?
Flurandrenolide may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- drying or cracking of the skin
- change in skin color
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- severe skin rash
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- skin infection (redness, swelling, or oozing pus)
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What should I know about STORAGE and DISPOSAL of this medication?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature. Do not allow it to freeze.
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/SafeDisposalofMedicines/ucm186187.htm) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.
What OTHER INFORMATION should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
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