U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 23-year-old male asked:

My potassium was 3.4 before florinef (fludrocortisone), (fludrocortisone) but then i ate a better diet and it was 4.0 before florinef (fludrocortisone), (fludrocortisone) now on florinef (fludrocortisone) can i still do urine k test?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Why?: Why were you put on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? With a baseline K of 3.4, it's safe to assume you're not aldosterone-deficient. Do you have high blood pressure (HTN)? If you have HTN and low K at baseline, they made a mistake by putting you on Florinef (fludrocortisone) (maybe they meant to try spironolactone?). Florinef (fludrocortisone) augments renal excretion of K. You can measure urinary K, but what's the point? Need more details.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.