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Flurandrenolide Cream Side Effects

Common Side Effects

For many medications, especially 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 flurandrenolide cream, provides only relatively vague information. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how frequently adverse reactions occur.
The side effects listed in the prescribing information for flurandrenolide cream are actually just reactions to steroids in general, not necessarily for flurandrenolide cream specifically.
Common reactions to all topical steroids, including flurandrenolide cream, include but are not limited to:
  • Drying
  • Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin, much like skin that is constantly wet
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
These problems are more likely to occur if you cover flurandrenolide cream 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.

Long-Term Flurandrenolide Cream Side Effects

Using steroids such as flurandrenolide cream over a long time can cause a different set of side effects. These problems are most likely to be seen in people who use flurandrenolide cream over a large area of the body for a long time, and might include:
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
Keep in mind that such side effects are much more common with systemic steroids and are probably quite rare with flurandrenolide cream.

Flurandrenolide Cream Drug Information

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