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Florinef Allergy In Children
Not sure.: Looks like about $2/pill. Could be the manufacturing process, the liability overhead or profiteering. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Because: Florinef (fludrocortisone) has an effect on your bodies electrolyte levels and if it gets too out of balance some serious problems can arise - one is blood pressure. Your doctor might explain more reasons, but it is definitely true that monitoring is a very important part of your best treatment. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decrease slowly.: If you are on the Florinef (fludrocortisone) for adrenal issues, it is best to decrease slowly by dropping to twice a day (bid) for a week or two...Then daily (qd) for a week or two. Then half a tab for a week, etc. As long as you do not have any negative effects while weaning, you should be fine. However, it is best to consult with the physician who started you on the Florinef (fludrocortisone) before doing so. ...Read more
Probably not: B"sd Florinef is the only available cortico-steroid that acts at the aldosterone receptor. It is most notable for actions on the kidney to retain sodium and excrete potassium. Excess dosing can result in salt retention (hypertension) and low potassium. Under dosing would be the opposite. Tingling most often has to due with low blood calcium. Be glad to discuss details of the face in the case ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be careful: What are the possible side effects of Fludrocortisone (florinef (fludrocortisone) acetate)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: problems with your vision; swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath; severe dep. ...Read more
How often should I be getting bloodwork done for electrolytes while on florinef (fludrocortisone)?
No specific: Answer == check w/your doctor. If stable, generally 2-4/year. ...Read more
Been on florinef 0.1mg for 3 years. Healthy kidneys just have POTS. What would happen if I just stopped taking the florinef?
I have POTS. I have a friends w/ POTS who is only on a beta blocker & is fine while I' m on florinef, (fludrocortisone) beta blocker, & still have very BAD days. Why?
Newly diagnosed with POTS syndrome. Is it normal to crave large amounts of salt? I sometimes feel I can't get enough. Some days Florinef (fludrocortisone) doesn't work.
Not unusual at all.: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a long term Rx that takes weeks to show effect. The expression of your autonomic dysfunction varies on an hourly basis. It is not the florinef (fludrocortisone) that is not working on a daily basis but rather the severity of your disease varying on a daily basis making it feel like the florinef (fludrocortisone) is not working that day. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQpAYCzGAC8 and other Dr.Blair Grubb sites. ...Read more
No: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the synthetic equivalent of your salt retainig hormone used to control salt waisting caused by adrenal insufficiency. We use it to treat salt waisting adrenal hyperplasia which is a congenital disorder, so patients are on it for life, and no longterm consequences have been found. ...Read more
Long: Hi. Fludrocortisone has a long shelf life (far exceeding the "expiration date" from the manufacturer). ...Read more
Is it safe to go from .1 if florinef (fludrocortisone) once a day to .1 three times a day overnight?
Depends: Why are you taking it? Most people with addison's need .05 - 2.0 mg/d patients with pots may need more? ...Read more