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Precautions and Warnings With Flurandrenolide Lotion

As a steroid, flurandrenolide lotion can cause problems if it is used in high doses or for extended periods. For example, some warnings for flurandrenolide lotion include safety precautions to avoid possible drug interactions or misuse of the medicine. Although it is a lotion that is applied on the skin, this medicine can cause diabetes or other serious complications when used incorrectly.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Flurandrenolide Lotion?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using flurandrenolide lotion (Cordran® Lotion) if you:
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Have any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Flurandrenolide Lotion Precautions and Warnings

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of before using this medicine include the following:
  • As with other steroids, flurandrenolide lotion can cause serious side effects. Although it is not a particularly potent steroid, using too much of this lotion or using it too long increases the risk of serious side effects.
  • If you develop a skin infection while using flurandrenolide lotion, 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.
  • Like other steroids, flurandrenolide lotion can cause serious problems like Cushing's syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or injectable steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids, including this one. The more you apply and the longer you use the drug, the more likely these problems are to occur. Covering the lotion with a dressing, which is sometimes recommended, may also increase the risk.
  • If you use this medication for an extended period, it may lead to Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids). Contact your healthcare provider if you develop signs of this condition, 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 levels.
  • Flurandrenolide lotion can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. This typically happens when large doses are used over a long period. In such circumstances, the medication should be stopped gradually to give your body a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again. If this is not feasible, you might need to take an oral steroid for a while, after which you will slowly be weaned off the oral steroid.
  • Like all steroids, flurandrenolide lotion 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 the side effects of steroids. Close monitoring is necessary for any child receiving such drugs long-term.
  • Flurandrenolide lotion is a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Cordran Lotion and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if flurandrenolide lotion passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using this lotion (see Cordran Lotion and Breastfeeding).

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