Healthcare providers can prescribe Cordran Tape for many different skin conditions, ranging from psoriasis to contact dermatitis. This prescription steroid is typically applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two times a day. Although most people have no problems with this drug, side effects are possible and may include things like itching, irritation, and burning.
What Is Cordran Tape?
Cordran® Tape (flurandrenolide tape) is a prescription medication classified as a topical steroid. It is a medicated tape that provides a prescription-strength steroid and a waterproof barrier that helps protect and hydrate the skin. The barrier also increases the potency of the steroid. This drug is approved to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Cordran Tape is manufactured by 3M Company and is marketed and distributed by Aqua Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
How Does It Work?
Cordran Tape belongs to a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Cordran Tape works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
Although it is technically an inactive component, the tape actually serves a very important purpose. It makes the steroid more effective and provides a barrier to protect and moisturize the skin.
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