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?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
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.
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