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Cordran Lotion and Pregnancy

As a type of steroid, Cordran Lotion (flurandrenolide lotion) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. During animal studies, steroids like Cordran Lotion increased the risk for miscarriages, poor fetal growth, and decreased survival. If you are using Cordran Lotion while pregnant, make sure to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible.

Can Pregnant Women Use Cordran Lotion?

Cordran® Lotion (flurandrenolide lotion) is a prescription topical steroid approved for treating a variety of different skin conditions in adults. At this time, it is unclear if the drug is safe for use during pregnancy. As with most steroids, it should be used only if necessary, at the lowest effective dose, and for the shortest possible time during pregnancy.
 

What Is Pregnancy Category C?

Cordran Lotion is classified as a pregnancy Category C drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is used during pregnancy.
 
Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but have caused fetal harm in animal studies. In addition, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating.
 
Animal studies have shown that steroids, including Cordran Lotion, may increase the risk for birth defects (such as cleft palate) and may cause other problems, such as poor fetal growth or decreased survival. In animal studies, flurandrenolide lotion (the active ingredient in Cordran Lotion) appeared to increase the risk for poor fetal growth, miscarriages, and fetal malformations. Similar problems might also occur in humans, although the risk is probably smaller for topical steroids that are applied to the skin, like Cordran Lotion.
 
While short-term use (a few days) of this drug applied to a small area of the body is probably not likely to cause problems, extended use or use over a large area of the body should probably be avoided during pregnancy, if possible. In some cases, the benefits to the mother might outweigh the possible risks to the fetus.
 
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