A 53-year-old member asked:
For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?
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Dr. Thomas Knecht answered
30 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Hi. No, fludrocortisone is not chemically identical to aldosterone (although many similarities), but it selectively activates the mineralocorticoid (aldosterone) receptor, so serves the purpose of aldosterone.
Answered on Jul 5, 2014
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