Cordran Lotion Side Effects
If your healthcare provider recommends using Cordran Lotion, you should be aware of the reactions it can cause. Some of the common reactions to this skin medicine include dryness, burning, and other skin irritations. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you are using Cordran Lotion and develop side effects that are potentially serious, such as infections, severe fluid retention, or hallucinations.
Just like any medicine, Cordran® Lotion (flurandrenolide lotion) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Cordran Lotion. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
For many medications (particularly newly approved medications), the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Cordran Lotion, includes only vague information on potential side effects. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how often the side effects occur.
Common side effects of all topical steroids, including Cordran Lotion, include but are not limited to:
- Inflammation or infection of the skin follicles (folliculitis)
- Increased sweating
- Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
- Soft, whitened skin (much like skin that is constantly wet)
- Weakening and thinning of the skin
- Decreased skin pigmentation
- A rash around the mouth
- Stretch marks
- Heat rash.
Side effects are more likely to occur if you cover Cordran Lotion with a bandage, as this increases the absorption of the medication. Do not cover the medication unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.