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What should I know about Cordran tape before using it?

There are certain precautions you should be aware of before using Cordran tape. It may cause harmful reactions with certain medical conditions, including the measles, chicken pox, diabetes, tuberculosis, eye conditions like glaucoma or cataracts, shingles and disorders of your circulation or immune system. Similarly, Cordran tape may interact poorly with other medications, particularly other steroids. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should alert your doctor, as Cordran may harm a fetus or nursing infant. Also, avoid giving it to children, unless instructed to do so by a doctor. Be aware that Cordran tape may cause serious side effects, ranging from severe irritation and skin discoloration to weight gain and difficulty breathing. Finally, you should not use Cordran tape if the area being treated is in a fold of skin or is oozing fluid.

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