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What is fludrocortisone prescribed for?

What is fludrocortisone prescribed for?

Salt and fluid: Fludrocortisone is similar to the adrenal hormone aldosterone, and causes you to retain sodium and water from the kidney. If you have Addison's (adrenal failure), you may need some fludrocort in addition to hydrocortisone. It is also used in some settings to raise your blood pressure in people with low BP, for example from diabetic autonomic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Took fludrocortisone for 1week. Can i stop?

Took fludrocortisone for 1week. Can i stop?

Fludrocortisone: Why did you take in the first place? Was it for hypotension , dizziness or addison's disease. For any reason your doctor is the best judge when to start or stop because he/ she has your full medical history and weigh the risk and benefit ratio. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is beclometasone in same family as fludrocortisone?

Is beclometasone in same family as fludrocortisone?

Sort of: Beclomethasone is an inhaled corticosteroid while Fludrocortisone is used for different reasons. It replaces another hormone, aldosterone. While this are both cortisones they are used for entirely different purposes.I. ...Read more

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On beclommetasone. What is chance of been allergic to fludrocortisone, less chance since same family? Anxious about new drugs, not allergic to any

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On beclommetasone. What is chance of been allergic to fludrocortisone, less chance since same family? Anxious about new drugs, not allergic to any

Cortisone allergy: Cortisone allergy is real but rare. It is usually an allergic contact skin reaction. The problem is diagnosing is that the cortisone effect suppresses the inflammation and your rash may not appear until 2-3 days after you stop using it. It is the structure of the molecule which causes the problem whether in the same family or not. ...Read more

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Can fludrocortisone 0.1mg cause Hypernatremia?

Hypernatremia: Yes, all corticosteroids may cause hypernatremia. This is a known possible side-effect of Fludrocortisone. It does not mean that it is the only possibly cause in a patient who is using this medication. Investigations by a doctor needs to be done to exclude other causes. ...Read more

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If i'm taking fludrocortisone can I take sam-e?

Most likely: Arree w dr. Raff & dr. Bonuel. Drugs.Com interaction checker revealed no significant interactions: http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1100-0, 2563-13454. There were also no interactions noted when Lorazepam was added to the mix. However, there is never a guarantee. ...Read more

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Does fludrocortisone cause increase QTC interval?

Does fludrocortisone cause increase QTC interval?

Fludrocortisone: This replaces your bodies aldosterone. It in itself does not cause prolonged QT. It can have and effect on serum potassium and that could have effect on QT ...Read more

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My fludrocortisone is meant to be kept in the fridge. What happens if it's not for a day?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can answer this question best, but if the medication was not in extremely hot environment and if the tablets don't appear altered in shape and consistency, I feel no damage was done. ...Read more

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Fludrocortisone 0.1mg helped my POTS symptoms for a year now feel bad again. Does the body get used to the dosage?

Fludrocortisone 0.1mg helped my POTS symptoms for a year now feel bad again. Does the body get used to the dosage?

Your physiology or: diet may have changed as you age. Perhaps you are less well hydrated or eating less salt. It is not a matter of "getting used" to the medication but rather a change in your physiology. Support stockings might be of greater benefit now. Regardless, the dose you are on is the minimal dose and you may need an upward adjustment. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with POTS What is the best time to take fludrocortisone. Morning, noon, afternoon or night and WHY.

It won't really: make any difference as to what time you take your medication. It takes almost three weeks or more to reach a steady state with regard to the mineralocorticoid effects of the medication. The key will be to take it at a time that improves your compliance and allows you to avoid missing any doses. ...Read more

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How long would it take for fludrocortisone to suppress natural aldosterone production? And would it return to normal after years on the drug?

Depends: Fludrocortisone immediately suppresses a person's aldosterone production, and is often given because of adrenal insufficiency. Aldosterone production would resume (eventually) only if there is no adrenal insufficiency ...Read more

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What is florinef (fludrocortisone)?

What is florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Mineralcorticoid: Your adrenal glands make a class of hormone called mineralcorticoid. It helps maintain blood pressure. If your adrenals can't produce it for whatever reason, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a pill substitute for those hormones. ...Read more

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Why does florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.1mg cost so much?

Why does florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.1mg cost so much?

Not sure.: Looks like about $2/pill. Could be the manufacturing process, the liability overhead or profiteering. ...Read more

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How much glucocorticoid effects does Fludrocortisone have?

How much glucocorticoid effects does Fludrocortisone have?

Fludrocortisone : is much more potent than hydrocortisone and is a mineralocorticoid. Do not substitute except under direction of the prescribing physician.
For your reference a pdf. http://www.nadf.us/downloads/adrenalhormone.pdf ...Read more

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Would you use florinef (fludrocortisone) for a balance disorder?

Depends: If the balance issue is due to low blood pressure and no other causes were found about why the blood pressure is low, then you could try it to see if it improves. I would search for the cause of the "unbalance" first before trying fludrocortisone. ...Read more

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Could .1mg of fludrocortisone cause high cortisol on its own? On it for dysautonomia

More the opposite: Actually, the more common effect on cortisol is to see it lowered since the adrenal cortex tends to get shut down in the presence of chronic doses of Florinef (fludrocortisone). Remember, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a synthetic equivalent of cortisol. You can watch cortisol levels rise as you begin to decrease to taper off Florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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How do you wean off of fludrocortisone. I take half a tablet of .1mg morning and night.

Taper down: Take 1 tab daily for 2 days,the 1/2 tab for 2 days, then 1/2 tablet every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more

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What could happen if you were to suddenly stop taking florinef (fludrocortisone) after taking it for 3 yrs?

Symptoms can return: There are several indications for fludrocortisone. I certainly would not stop this without consulting your physician. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with pots syndrome can I still use a vibration machine/power fit? I am also Also taking fludrocortisone

Recently diagnosed with pots syndrome can I still use a vibration machine/power fit? I am also 
Also taking fludrocortisone

You can most likely: use these devices and continue your routine but you need to understand that no therapy will be 100% effective for you and that it will still be possible to experience POTs symptoms. Maintain hydration and avoid prolonged standing in one place after your work out. Lay down and cool down. If it is not working for you then consider compression stockings as well. ...Read more