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Trade namesCordran, Haelan, others
Other namesFlurandrenolide, flurandrenolone
  • 6-Fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(l-methylethylidene)bis(oxy)]-(6α,11β,16α)-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Clinical data
Drug classTopical steroid[1]
Main usesEczema, psoriasis[1][2]
Side effectsRisk of infection, allergic reactions, acne, skin atrophy, striae[2][1]
Routes of
External links
Legal status
  • UK: POM (Prescription only)
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass436.520 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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  • InChI=1S/C24H33FO6/c1-21(2)30-19-9-14-13-8-16(25)15-7-12(27)5-6-22(15,3)20(13)17(28)10-23(14,4)24(19,31-21)18(29)11-26/h7,13-14,16-17,19-20,26,28H,5-6,8-11H2,1-4H3/t13-,14-,16-,17-,19+,20+,22-,23-,24+/m0/s1 checkY

Fludroxycortide, also known as flurandrenolide and flurandrenolone, is a topical steroid used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.[1][2] It is applied to the skin once to twice per day.[2]

Side effect may include a risk of infection, allergic reactions, acne, skin atrophy, and striae.[2][1] Rarely Cushing’s syndrome may occur.[1] Prolonged or extensive use is not recommended in pregnancy.[3] It is of mid to high strength.[2][1]

Fludroxycortide was approved for medical use in the United States in 1965.[1] It is available as a generic medication.[2] In the United Kingdom 60 grams costs about £6 as of 2021.[2] In the United States this amount costs about 46 USD.[4]

Medical uses

Effect of fludroxycortide tape on a scapular keloid

Uses in the United Kingdom include recalcitrant dermatoses.[5][6]


Trade names include Haelan and Cordran.[7][8]

Fludroxycortide is available in ointment, cream and as an impregnated tape (Haelan tape, Cordran tape).

Chemically it is known as 6α-Fluoro-16α-hydroxyhydrocortisone 16,17-acetonide; 6α-Fluoro-11β,16α,17α,21-tetrahydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione 16,17-acetonide.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Flurandrenolide Monograph for Professionals". Drugs.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 BNF 81: March-September 2021. BMJ Group and the Pharmaceutical Press. 2021. p. 1290. ISBN 978-0857114105.
  3. "Flurandrenolide topical Use During Pregnancy". Drugs.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  4. "Flurandrenolide Prices, Coupons & Savings Tips - GoodRx". GoodRx. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  5. Haelan Tape Summary of Product Characteristics[permanent dead link]
  6. Nakamura H, Motoyoshi S, Ishii K, Seto Y, Shimizu M (October 1980). "[Anti-inflammatory activity of a topical glucocorticoid, fludroxycortide tape in experimental animals (author's transl)]". Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica. 76 (7): 595–607. doi:10.1254/fpj.76.595. PMID 7215997.
  7. "Fludroxycortide". Drugs.com. Archived from the original on 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  8. "Fludroxycortide". Patient.info. Archived from the original on 2021-08-15. Retrieved 2020-06-19.

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