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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fludrocortisone Acetate (Overview)

Fludrocortisone acetate is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
88 doctors shared insights

Fludrocortisone Acetate (Overview)

Fludrocortisone acetate is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Is fludrocortisone acetate the same as aldosterone? Any answer appreciated.

Is fludrocortisone acetate the same as aldosterone? Any answer appreciated.

FLUDROCORTISONE: No Flu is related chemically to aldo but not the same. It is used as aldo in those who do not make enough due to disease of the adrenals or having had both adrenals taken out. It can cause high BP and low K if taken in excess. I specialize in aldo problems and run a Yahoo group for pts with hyperaldosteronism. Happy to help if you need more info. ...Read more

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What's hydrocortisone acetate?

What's hydrocortisone acetate?

Mild topical steroid: Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild topical steroid good for treating mild eczema, itchy insect bites and contact dermatitis (think poison ivy). It is generally available over the counter and good for treating mild problems, more severe issues may need a more potent topical steroids that are prescription only. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is florinef (fludrocortisone) acetate?

What kind of medicine is florinef (fludrocortisone) acetate?

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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Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Hydrocortisone acetate, and stress.?

Stress promotes: Stress increases cortisol level in our body; fear and anger for example are associated with increased heart rate, digestive problems, and increase in sweating. Stress leads to increased Adrenalin response. These changes are mediated in brain through a circuit of brain called limbic system. Continued exposure to stress leads to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Does sodium citrate (cystitis sachets ) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Does sodium citrate  (cystitis sachets ) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Cystitis sachets: This herbal treatment will not affect birth control. It also will not adequately treat an infection. If you are using it for a bladder infection make sure that your doctor has given you antibiotics to get rid of the infection ...Read more

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For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?

For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?

No: Hi. No, fludrocortisone is not chemically identical to aldosterone (although many similarities), but it selectively activates the mineralocorticoid (aldosterone) receptor, so serves the purpose of aldosterone. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

Hydrocortisone acetate cream 1% effectiveness for rashes?

1% Hydrocortisone cr: 1% Hydrocortisone is usually okay for rashes . Some rashes like eczema will not repond as well at times and will need stonger steroid cream. ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia starting florinef (fludrocortisone), (fludrocortisone) BP 120/60. I read florinef (fludrocortisone) can cause heart left ventricular diastolic reduced efficiency?

Got dysautonomia starting florinef (fludrocortisone), (fludrocortisone) BP 120/60. I read florinef (fludrocortisone) can cause heart left ventricular diastolic reduced efficiency?

Dysautonomia: There is no cure for dysautonomia. In many cases treatment of primary dysautonomia is symptomatic and supportive. Measures to combat orthostatic hypotension include elevation of the head of the bed, frequent small meals, a high-salt diet, and drugs such as fludrocortisone, midodrine, and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Florinef could worsen heart failure but doesn't cause heart failure. ...Read more

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Why is intravenous hydrocortisone administered as hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

Why is intravenous hydrocortisone administered as hydrocortisone sodium succinate?

Solubility: In order to make certain substances soluble, an appropriate "salt" or attachment must be made. Succinate is often used because of this property. ...Read more

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Could florinef (fludrocortisone) mask a uti?

Masking a UTI?: Florinef (fludrocortisone) will not mask the symptoms of a UTI and has no effect on its occurrence. For more information on Florinef (fludrocortisone) go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr600669/dsection=proper-use good luck. ...Read more

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Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Why low K: Florinef (fludrocortisone) will help with low Potassium. I would suggest work up as why you have low potassium and need 100 meq replacement. That is a large dose. Unless losses in stool I suspect the kidney is loosing K. A urine spot potassium should answer this when done along with blood potassium level. Long term indefinite use of Florinef (fludrocortisone) is not recommended. ...Read more

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Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since its a diuretic?

Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since its a diuretic?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): Why are you on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? Alcohol is indeed a weak diuretic but is dose dependent. There is more than one indication for the use of Florinef (fludrocortisone), including low BP, Hihg K. But long term issue is best avoided. So in summary if you are talking it for low BP, indeed avoid Alcohol. ...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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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...Read more

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Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes thay are combined in the same pill with a diuretic (for example tenoretic which is the combination of atenolol and chlorthalidone). ...Read more

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Florinef (Definition)

Florinef is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more