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Lotion, 0.05% Flurandrenolide Lotion, USP
Cordran® (flurandrenolide, USP) is a potent corticosteroid intended for topical use. Flurandrenolide occurs as white to off-white, fluffy, crystalline powder and is odorless. Flurandrenolide is practically insoluble in water and in ether. One g dissolves in 72 mL of alcohol and in 10 mL of chloroform. The molecular weight of flurandrenolide is 436.52.
The chemical name of flurandrenolide is Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 6-fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(l-methylethylidene)bis (oxy)]-, (6α, 11β, 16α)-; its empirical formula is C24H33FO6. The structure is as follows:
Each mL of Cordran Lotion contains 0.5 mg (1.145 μmol) (0.05%) flurandrenolide in an oil-in-water emulsion base composed of glycerin, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, glyceryl monostearate, mineral oil, polyoxyl 40 stearate, menthol, benzyl alcohol, and purified water.
What are the possible side effects of flurandrenolide topical (Cordran, Cordran SP, Cordran Tape)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have signs of absorbing flurandrenolide topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- headache, back ache, weakness, confusion, mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face;
- muscle weakness, feeling tired;...
What are the precautions when taking flurandrenolide lotion (Cordran Lotion)?
Before using flurandrenolide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis).
Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress....
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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