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Is it risky to be on 0.05 mg florinef (fludrocortisone) ever other day for pots? i struggle with when off it. concern for bones, thinning skin, adrenal suppression

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Non-issues: B"sd Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the only aldosterone like agent available. To my knowledge, unlike corticosteroids it does not suppress the pituitary adrenal axis or cause thinning of the skin. If anything it should decrease renal calcium excretion and possibly decrease bone loss. the main concerns; 1.hypokalemia 2. hypertension, especially when supine. glad to discuss further

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Last updated Mar 9, 2016

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