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Warnings and Precautions With Flurandrenolide Cream

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any allergies, tell your healthcare provider before using flurandrenolide cream. Other precautions and warnings involve the potential for drug interactions and serious side effects. For instance, using this medicine for long periods may suppress your body's ability to make its own natural steroids.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using flurandrenolide cream (Cordran® SP Cream) if you:
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Flurandrenolide Cream Warnings and Precautions

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of with this medication include the following:
  • Flurandrenolide cream is a steroid and, as such, can cause serious side effects. While it is not a particularly potent steroid, serious reactions are still possible, especially if too much is used and for too long.
  • Like all steroids, flurandrenolide cream may slow down the growth rate of children and teenagers. Contact your child's healthcare provider if you are concerned about this. In general, children may be more susceptible to side effects of steroids. Close monitoring is necessary for any child receiving such drugs long-term.
  • If you develop a skin infection while using flurandrenolide cream, you will need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics or antifungal medications. If the infection does not clear up, you may need to stop using this drug.
  • Steroids can cause serious side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome or diabetes. Although this is more likely to occur with oral or injected steroids, it is still possible with topical steroids such as flurandrenolide cream. The more you apply and the longer you use it, the more likely these problems are to occur. Covering the cream with a dressing, which is not recommended, may also increase the risk.
  • If you use this medication for an extended period, be sure to watch for any signs of Cushing's syndrome (a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids), such as:
    • A rounded face
    • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
    • High blood sugar.
    Let your healthcare provider know if you think you have signs of this problem.
  • Flurandrenolide cream can suppress the body's ability to make natural steroids. Usually, this happens when large doses are used over a long period, which is not recommended. In such circumstances, the drug should be stopped slowly to give your body a chance to begin making natural steroids again. If this is not feasible, you might need to be given an oral steroid for a while, after which you will be slowly weaned from it.
  • Flurandrenolide cream can potentially react with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Flurandrenolide Cream).
  • This product is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Cordran SP Cream and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if flurandrenolide cream passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Cordran SP Cream and Breastfeeding).

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