Drug: Cordran Lotion

Cordran® (flurandrenolide, USP) is a potent corticosteroid intended for topical use. Flurandrenolide occurs as white to off-white, fluffy, crystalline powder and is odorless. Flurandrenolide is practically insoluble in water and in ether. One g dissolves in 72 mL of alcohol and in 10 mL of chloroform. The molecular weight of flurandrenolide is 436.52. The chemical name of flurandrenolide is Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 6-fluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17-[(l-methylethylidene)bis (oxy)]-, (6α, 11β, 16α)-; its empirical formula is C24H33FO6. The structure is as follows: Each mL of Cordran Lotion contains 0.5 mg (1.145 μmol) (0.05%) flurandrenolide in an oil-in-water emulsion base composed of glycerin, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, glyceryl monostearate, mineral oil, polyoxyl 40 stearate, menthol, benzyl alcohol, and purified water.

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The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: Burning
Itching
Irritation
Dryness
Folliculitis
Hypertrichosis
Acneform eruptions
Hypopigmentation
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis The following may occur more frequently with occlusive dressings: Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy
Striae
Miliaria Postmarketing Adverse Reactions The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of flurandrenolide lotion. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Skin: skin striae, hypersensitivity, skin atrophy, contact dermatitis, and skin discoloration. Read the Cordran Lotion (flurandrenolide lotion) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effectsLearn More »

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Shake well before using. A small quantity of Cordran Lotion should be rubbed gently into the affected area 2 or 3 times daily. Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary. Cordran® Lotion should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. Tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressings.

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No information provided. Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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Cordran® Lotion is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsivedermatoses.

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Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of these preparations. Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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Topically applied corticosteroids can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (see PRECAUTIONS).

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Cordran® Lotion, 0.05% is supplied in plastic squeeze bottles as follows: 15 mL (NDC 16110-052-15);
60 mL (NDC 16110-052-60)
120 mL (NDC 16110-052-12) Keep out of reach of children. Storage Avoid freezing. Keep tightly closed. Protect from light. Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP controlled room temperature] Marketed by: Aqua Pharmaceuticals, LLC, West Chester, PA 19380 USA. Under License from: Watson Laboratories, Inc. Corona, CA 92880 USA. Manufactured by: DPT Laboratories, Ltd. San Antonio, TX 78215 USALast reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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General Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients. Conditions that augment systemic absorption include application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings. Therefore, patients receiving a large dose of a potent topical steroid applied to a large surface area or under an occlusive dressing should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HP A axis suppression using urinary-free cortisol and ACTH stimulation tests. If HP A axis suppression is noted, an attempt should be made to withdraw the drug, to reduce the frequency of application, or to substitute a less potent steroid. Recovery of HP A axis function is generally prompt and complete on discontinuation of the drug. Infrequently, signs and symptoms of steroid withdrawal may occur, so that supplemental systemic corticosteroids are required. Pediatric patients may absorb proportionately larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus be more susceptible to systemic toxicity (see Pediatric Use under PRECAUTIONS). If irritation develops, topical corticosteroids should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. In the presence of dermatologic infections, the use of an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be instituted. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, Cordran should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled. Laboratory Tests The following tests may be helpful in evaluating the HPA axis suppression: Urinary-free cortisol test ACTH stimulation test Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility Long-term animal studies have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential or the effect on fertility of topical corticosteroids. Studies to determine mutagenicity with prednisolone and hydrocortisone have revealed negative results. Usage in Pregnancy Pregnancy Category C Corticosteroids are generally teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemically at relatively low dosage levels. The more potent cortico-steroids have been shown to be teratogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Drugs of this class should not be used extensively for pregnant patients or in large amounts or for prolonged periods of time. Nursing Mothers It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have a deleterious effect on the infant. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when topical corticosteroids are administered to a nursing woman. Pediatric Use Pediatric patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical corticosteroid-induced HPA axis suppression and Gushing's syndrome than do mature patients because of a larger skin surface area to body weight ratio. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, and intracranial hypertension have been reported in pediatric patients receiving topical corticosteroids. Manifestations of adrenal suppression in pediatric patients include linear growth retardation, delayed weight gain, low plasma cortisol levels, and absence of response to ACTH stimulation. Manifestations of intracranial hypertension include bulging fontanelles, headaches, and bilateral papilledema. Administration of topical corticosteroids to pediatric patients should be limited to the least amount compatible with an effective therapeutic regimen. Chronic corticosteroid therapy may interfere with the growth and development of pediatric patients.Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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