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Clinical data
Trade namesCordran, Haelan
Other names6α-Fluoro-16α-hydroxyhydrocortisone 16,17-acetonide; 6α-Fluoro-11β,16α,17α,21-tetrahydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione 16,17-acetonide
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ATC code
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Legal status
  • UK: POM (Prescription only)
  • 6-Fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(l-methylethylidene)bis(oxy)]-(6α,11β,16α)-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
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ECHA InfoCard100.014.724 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass436.520 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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Fludroxycortide (INN, BAN, JAN), also known as flurandrenolide (USAN) and flurandrenolone,[1] is a synthetic topical corticosteroid and is used as an anti-inflammatory treatment for use on skin irritations. Trade names include Haelan (Typharm, UK) and Cordran (by Watson Pharmaceuticals, US).[2][3]

Fludroxycortide is available in ointment, cream and as an impregnated tape (Haelan tape, Cordran tape). Licensed indications in the United Kingdom include recalcitrant dermatoses.[4][5]


  1. ^ CID 15209 from PubChem
  2. ^ "Fludroxycortide". Archived from the original on 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  3. ^ "Fludroxycortide". 30 August 2022.
  4. ^ Haelan Tape Summary of Product Characteristics[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ 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.
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