Flurandrenolide lotion | Side Effects, Dosage, Uses & More
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Generic Name:

flurandrenolide, Topical lotion

All Brands

  • Cordran
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Highlights for flurandrenolide

Topical lotion
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Flurandrenolide is available in these forms: medicated tape, lotion, ointment, and cream.

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Flurandrenolide is used to relieve itchy and inflamed skin caused by skin disorders.

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This drug is not available as a generic drug. It’s only available as the brand Cordran.

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Some of the more common side effects of this drug include burning, itching, irritated, and dry skin. These side effects also include unusual hair growth, acne, skin discoloration, and rash.

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Do not use flurandrenolide on your face, underarms, or groin area unless directed by your doctor.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Adrenal insufficiency

Taking this drug can cause your adrenal glands to stop making enough steroid hormones. Your risk of adrenal insufficiency is increased if you use flurandrenolide for a long period of time or over a large part of your body. Your doctor may stop this medication if you have symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.

Cushing's syndrome

Flurandrenolide is applied to your skin but can also be absorbed into your bloodstream. This can cause Cushing’s syndrome, a condition where your body has too much of the stress hormone cortisol. To help prevent this condition, don’t cover your skin with air-tight bandages. Also, avoid long-term use, and avoid using over large areas of skin unless directed by your doctor.

Skin infections

If you have a current infection or develop a new bacterial or fungal infection, tell your doctor right away. Your doctor may prescribe an antibacterial or antifungal drug. If the infection does not go away, your doctor may stop flurandrenolide until the infection has healed.

External use only

Avoid getting flurandrenolide into or near your eyes. It should not be used on your face, groin, or underarms. You should wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What is flurandrenolide?

Flurandrenolide is a prescription drug. It’s available in the following forms: medicated tape, topical lotion, topical ointment, and topical cream.

This drug is not available as a generic drug. It’s only available as the brand Cordran.

This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.

Why it's used

Flurandrenolide is used to relieve itchy and inflamed skin caused by skin disorders.

How it works

Flurandrenolide belongs to a class of drugs called topical corticosteroids.

More Details

How it works

Flurandrenolide belongs to a class of drugs called topical corticosteroids. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Flurandrenolide decreases your body's response to inflammation and reduces the activity of your immune system. This can reduce swelling, itching and pain.

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flurandrenolide Side Effects

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More common side effects

Some of the more common side effects that can occur with use of flurandrenolide include:

  • burning skin

  • itchy skin

  • irritated skin

  • dry skin

  • unusual hair growth

  • acne

  • skin discoloration

  • rash

If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 9-1-1 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

  • Skin atrophy.Symptoms include:

    • skin ulcers
    • softening and breaking down of your skin
  • Skin infections. Symptoms include:

    • redness
    • swelling
    • oozing pus
Pharmacist's Advice
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

This drug does not cause drowsiness.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
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flurandrenolide May Interact with Other Medications

Topical lotion

Although no drug interactions have been identified with flurandrenolide, you should always tell your doctor about all medications, herbs, or vitamins you’re taking.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
Flurandrenolide warnings
Pregnant women
Pregnant women

Flurandrenolide is a category C pregnancy drug. That means two things: 

  1. Research in animals has shown adverse effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
  2. There haven’t been enough studies done in humans to be certain how the drug might affect the fetus. 

Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

breast-feeding
Women who are breast-feeding

Flurandrenolide may pass into breast milk and may cause side effects in a child who is breast-fed. 

Talk to your doctor if you breast-feed your baby. You may need to decide whether to stop breast-feeding or stop taking this medication.

children
For children

Flurandrenolide can delay growth and development in children and infants. Your doctor will monitor your child’s weight and height if they take this medication. 

Children may be more likely to absorb this drug into their bloodstreams. Absorbing too much could lead to serious side effects. 

If your child wears diapers or plastic pants and you are treating the skin around the area of these clothes, make sure they are not tight fitting. This can increase the amount of drug absorbed through your child’s skin and result in side effects.

call the doctor
When to call the doctor

If you don’t see an improvement in skin condition in 2 weeks, contact your doctor.

Allergies
Allergies

Don’t take flurandrenolide if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it.  

If you have an allergic reaction to flurandrenolide, there is a chance that you may react to other corticosteroids.

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How to Take flurandrenolide (Dosage)

Topical lotion

All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here. Your dosage, drug form, and how often you take the drug will depend on: 

  • your age
  • the condition being treated
  • how severe your condition is
  • other medical conditions you have
  • how you react to the first dose

What are you taking this medication for?

Inflamed skin disorders

Brand: Cordran

Form: Topical lotion
Strengths: 0.05%
Adult dosage (ages 18 years and older)
  • Gently rub a small amount of lotion into the affected area 2–3 times daily.
  • You should stop using flurandrenolide once your condition has improved. 
  • If you don’t see a response within 2 weeks, call your doctor. Your doctor may need to prescribe something different. 
Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)

There are no specific dose recommendations for children. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose and schedule to reduce the chance for side effects.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this list includes all possible dosages. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always to speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.
Pharmacist's Advice
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Flurandrenolide comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.

If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all

If you stop taking flurandrenolide or don’t take it at all, your itchy and inflamed skin may not get better.

If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule

If you miss doses or don’t apply it as directed, it may not work as well or may stop working completely. For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be applied to your body as prescribed.

If you take too much

You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body. If you think you’ve used too much of the drug, act right away. Call your doctor or local poison control center, or go to the nearest emergency room.

What to do if you miss a dose

Apply your dose as soon as you remember. But if you remember just a few hours before your next scheduled dose, take only one dose.

How to tell if the drug is working

You should see an improvement in your condition and symptoms within 2 weeks of starting treatment.  If no improvement is seen, call your doctor. 

Flurandrenolide is used for short-term treatment.

Store this drug at room temperature: 68–77°F (20–25°C)

  • Keep it tightly closed.
  • Protect it from light.
  • The cap is not child resistant.
  • Keep it away from children.

A prescription for this medication is refillable

You should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled. Your doctor will write the number of refills authorized on your prescription.

Travel

When traveling with your medication:

  • Always carry your medication with you. When flying, never put it into a checked bag. Keep it in your carry-on bag.
  • Don’t worry about airport x-ray machines. They can’t hurt your medication.
  • You may need to show airport staff the pharmacy label for your medication. Always carry the original prescription-labeled box with you.
  • Don’t put this medication in your car’s glove compartment or leave it in the car. Be sure to avoid doing this when the weather is very hot or very cold.

Clinical monitoring

Your doctor may need to do a blood test. This may be done if your doctor thinks you have absorbed too much of the drug into your bloodstream.

Insurance

Many insurance companies require a prior authorization for this drug. This means your doctor will need to get approval from your insurance company before your insurance company will pay for the prescription.

Are there any alternatives?

There are several medications that may be able to treat your condition. Some may be more suitable for you than others. Talk to your doctor about possible alternatives.

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Show Sources

  • Aqua Pharmaceuticals. (2014, June). Cordran – flurandrenolide cream – flurandrenolide ointment [package insert]. West Chester, PA.
  • Aqua Pharmaceuticals. (2013, August). Cordran – flurandrenolide lotion [package insert]. West Chester, PA.
  • Aqua Pharmaceuticals. (2014, September). Cordran – flurandrenolide tape [package insert]. West Chester, PA.

Content developed in collaboration with University of Illinois-Chicago, Drug Information Group

Medically reviewed by Creighton University, Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice on December 2, 2015

Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up-to-date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or other healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.
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