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Fludrocortisone Acetate Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?
Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment ...See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more
I put a florinef (fludrocortisone) tablet on my tongue it melted then i spat it out. Will anyone of been absorbed? So terrified of anaphylaxis to new drugs.
Had mild rash in past from penicillin after few days. Terrified of drug anaphylaxis from florinef (fludrocortisone) for my bp. Never had anaphylaxis. So hard!
No relationship.: The rash from penicillin lis likely mediated by another immune mechanism than ige-mediated anaphylaxis and thus even then the risk for anaphylaxis is small. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is totally different from penicillin so don't lose sleep over it. I presume you are taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) for low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure.: Looks like about $2/pill. Could be the manufacturing process, the liability overhead or profiteering. ...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
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
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