Flurandrenolide is a man-made corticosteroid. It is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It works by reducing inflammation in the skin.
What is Flurandrenolide used for?
Flurandrenolide is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Flurandrenolide works by reducing inflammation in the skin. It does this by suppressing the immune system. It is also available in other forms such as creams, ointments, and solutions.
Flurandrenolide brand names
Flurandrenolide is the generic name. The brand names used for flurandrenolide are the following:
- Cordran, Cordran SP, Cordran Tape
- Drenison, Drenison 14, Drenison Tape
Which body parts should be avoided when using Flurandrenolide?
Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with plenty of water. Use this medication only for the condition prescribed.
How long does Flurandrenolide stay in your system?
The amount of time that Flurandrenolide stays in your system is dependent on the duration of use of the medicine. Some research suggests that suppression of cortisol levels is still apparent 96 hours after topical use of corticosteroid creams, which implies that Flurandrenolide can stay in your system for long periods of time, possibly for up to a few weeks. Flurandrenolide is not recommended for long term use. More research is required about the half-life of Flurandrenolide and how long it stays in your system.
According to the NHS, for people who use Flurandrenolide for extended periods of time (more than 12 months in adults), a withdrawal reaction may occur which can include:
- redness or changes in skin color (hyperpigmentation)
- burning, stinging, itching or peeling of the skin, or oozing, open sores
What are the side effects of Flurandrenolide?
According to Mayo Clinic, use of flurandrenolide may or may not cause side effects. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- redness and scaling around the mouth
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (eg, between the fingers)
Why does my skin burn when I apply Flurandrenolide to my skin?
If your skin burns after applying Flurandrenolide to your skin, you may have an allergic reaction to the steroid cream and your skin cannot tolerate it. Flurandrenolide also contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause acute allergic reactions.
How do I taper down from using Flurandrenolide?
To taper down from using Flurandrenolide many doctors advise adjusting to using a weaker steroid cream over an extended period of time. This is commonly known as climbing down the topical steroid ladder.
Which steroid creams are weaker than Flurandrenolide?
Flurandrenolide is a super-potent topical steroid. Weaker topical steroids than flurandrenolide are the following:
- Halobetasol propionate
- Betamethasone dipropionate
- Mometasone furoate
- Fluticasone propionate
- Triamcinolone acetonide 0.5%
- Betamethasone valerate
- Fluocinolone acetonide
- Hydrocortisone valerate
- Triamcinolone acetonide
- Betamethasone valerate 0.1%
- Clocortolone pivalate
- Hydrocortisone butyrate
- Hydrocortisone probutate
- Hydrocortisone valerate 0.2%
- Alclometasone dipropionate
- Desonide 0.05%
- Hydrocortisone 0.5% – 2.5%
Which steroid creams are stronger than Flurandrenolide?
According to the Topical Steroid Potency Strength Chart, stronger topical steroid creams than flurandrenolide are the following:
- Augmented betamethasone dipropionate
- Clobetasol propionate
- Augmented diflorasone diacetate
- Diflorasone diacetate
What happens when you use Flurandrenolide too often?
If you use Flurandrenolide too frequently or for an extended period of time, tolerance or tachyphylaxis to that potency level of steroid cream may develop. Flurandrenolide is not recommended for extended use which may result in some of the common side effects listed above. Consult with your doctor if you have concerns.
Does Flurandrenolide cause topical steroid withdrawal?
More research is required to understand the complexity of Topical Steroid Withdrawal and its specific connection to Flurandrenolide. Flurandrenolide is a highly potent corticosteroid commonly used for skin conditions and the side effects of discontinuing the use of this topical steroid medicine is yet to be studied.
Throughout online groups and communities, there are serious concerns, accounts, discussions and images about corticosteroid creams (not just Flurandrenolide) causing Topical Steroid Withdrawal. The accounts and experiences of the Topical Steroid Withdrawal community continues to grow and has gathered media wide attention for the aesthetic physical severity of many suffering.
Topical Steroid Withdrawal is an iatrogenic health phenomena that requires more research and studies. The International Topical Steroid Awareness Network (ITSAN) is currently building a patient registry to begin preliminary studies.
Is there treatment for Topical Steroid Withdrawal?
Currently, there is no global protocol or medical treatment for topical steroid withdrawal. At TSW Assist, we are identifying crowd sourced insights of products, routines, and therapies that can help manage the inflammation and symptoms during the withdrawal period from topical steroids. Currently, there is no quick cure for Topical Steroid Withdrawal.
Through the community, we are finding insights of the management of the symptoms of TSW, through the tracking of the efficacy of specific products, methods and therapies.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not medical advice. There is no known medical cure for topical steroid withdrawal, but there are collective methods to manage the symptom and inflammation during the withdrawal period. It should not be mistaken that all usage of steroid creams will cause topical steroid withdrawal. More clinical research is required to understand the cause of Topical Steroid Withdrawal within an individual.