Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a type of corticosteroid medication that is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension).
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Florinef – Fludrocortisone – 100mg
- Brand: Floricot
- Disease: Addison’s Disease
It works by increasing the amount of salt and water in the body, which helps to improve blood pressure. Florinef may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before taking florinef, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have congestive heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, or a history of tuberculosis. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
Florinef can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and headache. Contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects while taking this medication. Do not stop taking florinef without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly could cause dangerous complications.
Frequently asked Questions
Does Florinef raise blood pressure?
Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a synthetic mineralocorticoid drug that acts as a replacement for the hormone aldosterone. It is used to treat adrenal insufficiency, low blood pressure, and electrolyte abnormalities.
How does Florinef work?
Aldosterone helps the body regulate blood pressure and fluid balance by controlling the levels of salt and water in the body. When there is not enough aldosterone, Florinef can help to replace its effects. By increasing sodium retention and decreasing potassium excretion, it helps to increase blood volume and improve blood pressure control.
What are some common side effects of Florinef?
Common side effects of this medication include dizziness, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, increased appetite/weight gain), sweating or excessive thirst (polydipsia), low potassium levels (hypokalemia), high calcium levels (hypercalcemia), changes in mood or behavior including depression or anxiety ), muscle weakness or cramps ), ringing in the ears (), skin rash ).
Does Florinef cause depression?
It is used to treat conditions such as Addison’s disease, primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency, and low blood pressure. Fludrocortisone can be taken by mouth or injected into a vein. Common side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
What is Florinef prescribed for?
It was introduced into medical use in 1957. Fludrocortisone is used as a replacement therapy for primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and hypoparathyroidism. It also has been used to treat cerebral salt wasting syndrome, edema associated with heart failure or cirrhosis of the liver, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The usual adult dosage range is 0.05 to 0.2 mg/day given orally
Does Florinef need to be refrigerated?
It is also used to treat low blood pressure, Addison’s disease, and other conditions involving low cortisol levels. Fludrocortisone may cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps.
Does Florinef lower potassium?
It is used to treat adrenal insufficiency, low blood pressure, and salt-wasting syndrome. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Important safety information:
Do not use Fludrocortisone if you are allergic to it, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.
Do not take more of this medication than prescribed unless instructed by your doctor. Excessive doses can cause serious side effects.
Report any new or worsening symptoms immediately to your doctor, such as mood changes, increased thirst or urination, muscle weakness, weight gain, trouble breathing etc
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