A 27-year-old male asked:
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does fludrocortisone just lower potassium and raise sodium or are other electrolytes affected?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Side effects: In my experience prescribing fludrocortisone for many years to treat postural hypotension, I have not seen significant side effects in addition to its action in retaining sodium. However it is a steroid with numerous potential side effects listed but its anti-inflammatory potential is weak. Your pharmacist can also answer this question for you.
Answered on Dec 19, 2018

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