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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
84 doctors shared insights

Fludrocortisone Acetate (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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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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Could florinef (fludrocortisone) mask a uti?

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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How do you wean off of florinef (fludrocortisone). .1 tid?

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

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Can florinef (fludrocortisone) cause tingling in the face?

Can florinef (fludrocortisone) cause tingling in the face?

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 more

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How much of a 0.1mg tablet of florinef (fludrocortisone) is made of steroids?

How much of a 0.1mg tablet of florinef (fludrocortisone) is made of steroids?

100%: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a corticosteroid used to correct certain adrenal problems. It helps raise blood pressure, retain sodium and fluid. ...Read more

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Will florinef (fludrocortisone) increase blood volume by more, equal or less than 500ml?

Will florinef (fludrocortisone) increase blood volume by more, equal or less than 500ml?

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

Dr. James Lin
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Florinef (Definition)

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