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Can fludrocortisone make any changes in the sodium, potassium balance in the muscle cell ?

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: It can but it is not usually clinically relevant for the conditions that are treated with Fludrocortisone. There are only some rare diseases , like myestenia gravis where the intracellular electrolyte shifts cause clinically relevant problems when used in normal doses.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
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