Cordran is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation, crusting, and scaling associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions. Cordran is also known by its drug name, flurandrenolide.
Cordran is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that Cordran works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Cordran is available as a topical cream, lotion, or drug-impregnated tape. Cordran is applied to the affected areas two or three times a day.
Side effects of Cordran may include painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, and dryness. These symptoms may ease after a few days when your body becomes accustomed to the drug.
The risks for serious side effects of Cordran or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systemic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.
Notify your doctor if you experience changes in heart rate, acne, thinning of the skin, new stretch marks, discoloration, unusual hair growth, or infections in the hair follicles (folliculitis) while taking Cordran. Cordran may cause existing skin infections to become worse. Cordran can increase blood sugar levels in those with diabetes.
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Cordran Cream — RxList