Flurandrenolide is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation, crusting, and scaling associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Flurandrenolide is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that flurandrenolide works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Flurandrenolide is available as a topical cream, lotion, or drug-impregnated tape. Flurandrenolide is applied to the affected areas two or three times a day.
Side effects of flurandrenolide may include painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, and dryness. These symptoms may ease after a few days when your body becomes accustomed to the drug.
The risk for serious side effects of flurandrenolide or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systemic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.
Notify your doctor if you experience changes in heartrate, acne, thinning of the skin, new stretch marks, discoloration, unusual hair growth, or infections in the hair follicles (folliculitis) while taking flurandrenolide. Flurandrenolide may cause existing skin infections to become worse. Flurandrenolide can increase blood sugar levels in those with diabetes.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to topical corticosteroids during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.