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Cordran SP Cream Warnings and Precautions

As with any drug, there are certain things you should be aware of prior to using Cordran SP Cream. For example, the safety warnings involve being aware of potentially serious side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome, and taking precautions when using this drug in children. Your risk of complications increases the longer you use this product.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Cordran® SP Cream (flurandrenolide cream) if you:
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Warnings and Precautions With Cordran SP Cream

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with this medication include the following:
  • Cordran SP Cream is a steroid and, as such, can cause serious side effects. While it is not a particularly potent steroid, serious side effects are still possible, especially if too much is used for too long a time.
  • Like all steroids, Cordran SP Cream may slow down the growth rate of children and teenagers. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you are concerned about this. In general, children may be more susceptible to side effects of steroids. Close monitoring is necessary for any child receiving long-term steroids.
  • If you develop a skin infection while using Cordran SP Cream, you will need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or antifungal medications. If the infection does not clear up, you may need to stop using this product.
  • Steroids can cause serious side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or injected steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids, such as Cordran SP Cream. The more you apply and the longer you use the drug, the more likely these problems are to occur. Covering the cream with a dressing, which might be recommended, can also increase the risk.
  • If you use this medication for an extended period, be sure to watch for any signs of Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids), such as:
    • A rounded face
    • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
    • High blood sugar.
Let your healthcare provider know if you think you have signs of this problem.
  • Cordran SP Cream can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. Usually, this happens when large doses are used over a long period, which is not recommended. In such circumstances, the drug should be stopped slowly to give your body a chance to begin making natural steroids again. If this is not feasible, you might need to be given an oral steroid for a while, after which you will be slowly weaned from it.
  • Cordran SP Cream can potentially react with a few other medications (see Cordran SP Cream Drug Interactions).
  • This product is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Cordran SP Cream and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if Cordran SP Cream passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Cordran SP Cream and Breastfeeding).

Cordran SP Cream Medication Information

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