Cordran Lotion

Last updated on RxList: 5/26/2021
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What Is Cordran Lotion?

Cordran (flurandrenolide) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

What Are Side Effects of Cordran Lotion?

Common side effects of Cordran include:

  • mild skin itching,
  • burning,
  • peeling, or
  • dryness,
  • thinning or softening of skin,
  • skin rash or irritation around the mouth,
  • swollen hair follicles,
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles,
  • changes in color of treated skin,
  • blisters,
  • pimples, or
  • crusting of treated skin, or
  • stretch marks.

Tell your doctor if you have signs of absorbing Cordran topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, or
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • headache,
  • backache,
  • weakness,
  • confusion,
  • mood changes,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • weight gain,
  • puffiness in your face,
  • muscle weakness,
  • feeling tired, or
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss).

Dosage for Cordran Lotion

The recommended dose of Cordran is to apply a small quantity of lotion and rub gently into the affected area 2 or 3 times daily.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Cordran Lotion?

It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Cordran. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Cordran Lotion During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Cordran should be used only if prescribed. It may be harmful to a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Cordran (flurandrenolide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, or irritation of treated skin;
  • increased hair growth;
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin;
  • rash, pimples; or
  • changes in color of treated skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cordran Lotion (Flurandrenolide Lotion)


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The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

Acneform eruptions
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis

The following may occur more frequently with occlusive dressings:

Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy

Postmarketing Adverse Reactions

The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of flurandrenolide lotion. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Skin: skin striae, hypersensitivity, skin atrophy, contact dermatitis, and skin discoloration.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cordran Lotion (Flurandrenolide Lotion)

© Cordran Lotion Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cordran Lotion Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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